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Key Stage 1

Balsa Wood to Carbon Fibre Balsa Wood to Carbon Fibre

Please see the Planning Your Visit page for entrance and workshop prices

Should you wish to book more than one workshop, all three of these complement each other, as well as the free discovery trail below.

Balsa Wood to Carbon Fibre

Discover how everyday materials are used in aviation.

This hands - on workshop allows pupils to discover a range of everday materials that are used in aviation, such as wood for propellers, or leather for flying jackets. Pupils will need to bend, snap, scratch, stretch and squash materials to discover how the properities of a material make it suitable for its particular purpose. Pupils will receive an investigation booklet to record their results.


Curriculum Links:

  • Science: Everyday materials
  • Design & Technology: Explore a range of existing products
Transport, from Past to Present Transport, from Past to Present

Free Discovery Trail: Transport, from Past to Present

Follow a discovery trail through the Museum to look at a range of transport methods.

This self-led Discovery Trail takes you through the museum and looks at how air transport has changed through time . This activity booklet is perfect if you don't wish to book an additional workshop, but still have time for some more fun around the museum!

For more information, speak to a member of our learning team when booking.

Curriculum Links:

  • Design & Technology: how technology has changed through time
  • International Primary Curriculum: Transport Up and Away
  • History: Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally: significant historical events, places and people within their locality.
Aircrew Artefacts and Equipment Aircrew Artefacts and Equipment

Aircrew Artefacts and Equipment

Discover what flying equipment can tell us about the development of flight.

This interactive session uses uniforms and equipment from different decades of the 20th Century to explain the history of flight from the pilot's point of view. Some may also get the chance to try them on!

 

Curriculum Links:

  • Design & Technology: to explore what characteristics and properties of the material or textile make it suitable for its purpose
  • PSHE: Develop empathy for life as part of the aircrew
  • History: Changes within living memory: significant historical events, places and people within their locality

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