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 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: 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: 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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With the centenary of World War One just around the corner, we are offering a special activity day for students in Key Stage 2, 3 or 4 to come a join us at the museum to learn about the impact Bristol had during the War. They will get to participate in a hands on workshop, creating prototypes for equipment to help save WW1 pilots’ lives. They will also get to listen to a special spotlight talk in the WW1 era of the exhibition and make a poppy that will be included in our remembrance display. There will also be the chance to see the Shrouds of the Somme installation that will be joining us for a few weeks from 29 September until 14 October. For more information about this day or to book a visit email email@example.com