For an exciting STEaM based activity how about dividing the class into groups to design and build a ‘rocket’ powered record breaker like the Bloodhound SSC which aims to exceed 1000mph and break the World Land Speed Record!
Use the TechCard Balloon Powered Racer as a starting point – surprisingly the ‘balloon engine’ works in a very similar way to the Bloodhounds rocket engine!
Designing, building and racing their record breakers pupils will think and work logically, imaginatively and cooperatively.
They will need to plan and build carefully and they will investigate forces like friction and thrust. With everything ready its time for racing which will involve measurement, timing, charts and graphs.