Aerospace Bristol will feature a fully equipped learning centre with specialist facilities for school and youth groups. We have worked with our partners from the aerospace industry to develop an inspiring and practical learning programme for schools which will not only allow visitors to explore our amazing local history story but develop STEM skills and discover the possibilities of a career in engineering.
Here is just a taster of the Aerospace Bristol learning programme.
Year 1 – 2 - Filton’s Aero Heroes – In this fun and hands on activity session we blend history, storytelling and STEM learning. Pupils discover the history of flight and design and test their own paper aeroplane.
Year 3-6 – Blast off Rockets - Did you know Filton did not just design aeroplanes? In this practical STEM activity session pupils design and test their own rockets just like the engineers of Filton’s Dynamics and Space Division. They explore the physics of rocketry and discover just why sometimes rockets are better than aircraft.
Year 7- 9 –Flying High – In this activity session pupils discover the principles of flight and design their own glider.
In the run up to Aerospace Bristol opening in Summer 2017, we are offering a limited number of outreach sessions for schools in our local area. Tailored to your needs, these sessions will feature the story of the Bristol Aeroplane Company (including Concorde) and our Engineering Heritage, as well as covering STEM principles related to flight and aerodynamics.
We are looking for teachers and schools to take part in the consultation process for the development of our learning activities. If you are interested, then we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.