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: 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 rocket
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: 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 businessmen and investigate the impact of different ticket classes and if you can make more money than British Airways did from Concorde tickets.
key stage 3: The shape of things to come
Become a design engineer and use your maths skills to develop the rescue aircraft of the future for Airbus. With specification to meet, work as a team and and use your understanding of different areas of maths to develop a model of your aircraft and make sure it meets a range of criteria.
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.
Everything you need to know for a smooth-running day, from the moment you arrive to to completing a risk assessment.