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Flood Defence

Students work in teams to design and make a prototype device that can design and make a prototype of a simple device (to be sold in stores like B&Q) that will allow homeowners to remove water from their house during periods of flooding.

In this challenge the device will have to move 100ml of water from...

Maths and science challenge 2012

This challenge asks teams of students to plan a major sporting event in their local area. The resource provides an opportunity for students to explore their ideas in a creative environment. Teams can define their own goals and priorities, but may want to focus on three main areas of planning an event:

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Pod 1: Introduction

In this Nuffield Foundation resource, students explore the how humans have sought and used materials and energy throughout history. They learn that the current manufacturing system extracts raw materials, makes something useful and then disposes of it afterwards as waste. This take-make-dump model is not...

Input, Process and Output

This resource looks at what properties of infra-red make it so useful in gaming technology? Students develop a working prototype of a simple infra-red electronic circuit, identify an input and an output and test the performance of the circuit. They then explain how the findings of their research could affect their...

Build a Rocket Car

In this activity, from BLOODHOUND SSC, students build a model rocket car and explore the effect of drag on its performance. Maths, science and technology departments could all be involved. The design and build could be followed by timing and analysis experiments. Model rocket motors are the ideal way to propel...

Forces (Key Stage Three)

These materials use the BLOODHOUND SSC land speed attempt as a context for teaching about forces, particularly forward thrust and frictional forces. The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car (SSC) land-speed attempt aims to reach a target speed of 1000 miles per hour.

A very large forward driving force is required to...

Rockets (Key Stage Three)

These materials use the land speed record attempt as a context for teaching about the irreversible changes and energy transfers that occur in BLOODHOUND SSC’s rocket engine.

The BLOODHOUND SuperSonic Car (SSC) World land-speed record attempt aims to reach a target speed of 1000 miles per hour. A massive...

Location, Location, Location (Key Stage Three)

These activities use the challenge of finding a suitable geographical location for the BLOODHOUND SSC world land-speed record attempt as a context for teaching about interpreting graphs and diagrams.

The attempt aims to reach a target speed of 1000 miles per hour. A large, flat, dry, hard and accessible area...

Location, Location, Location (Key Stage Two)

This cross curricular resource, aimed at Key Stage Two, contains activities which link strongly to mathematics, geography and English. It uses the context of the BLOODHOUND SSC land speed attempt as a context for teaching about speed and challenging children to find a suitable geographical location for the record...

Rockets (Key Stage Two)

These materials, aimed at Key Stage Two, use the BLOODHOUND world land speed record attempt as a context for teaching the irreversible changes that occur and forces that are produced by BLOODHOUND SSC’s rocket engine.

Activities aim to develop skills of scientific enquiry through planning and carrying out...

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