Flight Test

This activity requires students to design and construct a payload fairing and vibration rig to test a protection system for a satellite (an egg).  Students are given limited materials (this can be differentiated accordingly) to produce their model, the success of the model is initially measured by the egg not being broken under vibration testing, and then assessed on the lightest overall protection system.

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Make - select from and use a wider, more complex range of materials, components and ingredients, taking into account their properties

Technical knowledge - understand and use the properties of materials and the performance of structural elements to achieve functioning solutions

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