Key stage 3
Visit Aerospace Bristol and take your pupils on an exciting journey through time and the sessions we offer for Key Stage 3 students
key stage 3
These interactive workshops are designed specifically for Secondary and A-level students and take place in our fully equipped learning spaces with specialist facilities, led by a member of the Learning Team.
KEY STAGE 3: CONCORDE KILLED MY FISH
Explore Concorde through original documents. Learn to use primary sources from the archive to answer a key question. Investigate the impact of the sonic boom and understand bias in sources.
KEY STAGE 3: the price is right
Put your maths to the test and learn about how economics played a part in the grounding of Concorde and what you could do to fix this. Become budding entrepreneurs and investigate the impact of different ticket classes. Can you make more money than British Airways did from Concorde tickets?
key stage 3: a long way down
Learn about how aircraft changed and developed during WW1 and the key role that Bristol played in this, and design and test your own parachute prototype for WW1 pilots to use during the war.
key stage 3: Blast off rockets
Uncover the physics of flight and how a rocket is designed to overcome a range of different forces to be the ideal design for space travel. Use this learning to develop your own rockets, testing and improving it throughout the session.
key stage 3: layer it up
Explore the different materials used to make aircrafts through history, then make your own composite by layering different materials and testing its strength, and learn how scientists today are continuing to develop these materials.
Key Stage 3: Mission to Mars: Winning Prototypes
Look to the future of aerospace engineering by developing a prototype of a new Mars rover. Take on the role of an engineer in a design team to make a winning rover that can complete a discovery mission, while meeting budget and dimension criteria set by real aerospace experts.
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