Location: Museum of Making
Duration: 90 mins
Key Stage 2 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Learning
Learners discover the wonders of flight, in this exciting, engaging and hands-on session. Inspired by the fascinating story of Alcock & Brown – the first pioneers to successfully fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean in 1919 – learners explore how and why flight is possible, before taking on their own trans-Atlantic mission.
Knowledge and understanding is developed through exploration of aero-engines in the Museum of Making collection, and through a series of interactive activities demonstrating how weight, shape and forces all contribute to flight. Appreciation for the global impacts of local industry is fostered, recognising the key role of pre-eminent engineering company Rolls-Royce in the development of flight. Key STEAM skills including critical thinking, creativity and making are also developed through a competitive paper plane making challenge.
National Curriculum Links Include: