Aircraft Workshop

Aircraft and air travel workshop for schools

This workshop contains a series of practicals to understand the aerodynamics of an aircraft. The workshops will give students a better understanding of concepts such as lift, thrust, drag, weight, and the center of gravity. The workshop was designed with the physics school curriculum in mind. Moreover, it covers different types of air travel and the history of the development of aircraft.

Format

We can deliver sessions in parallel.
1 instructor can deliver the following in a full day:
Primary: 3 sessions x 1.5hrs
(30 students per session)
Secondary: 4 sessions x 1hr 15mins
(20 students per session)
Contact us for larger events.

Age Group

Year 3 - Year 11
KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Build a Glider/Aeroplane

Students will build a card stock glider/airplane from a pre-printed plan. They will learn how the center of gravity of a plane affects its performance. They will be able to take the glider home.

Cardstock-glider

Balancing Forces

Students will experiment with wing flaps and ailerons and learn how lift and drag forces affect the movement of an aicraft.

Cardstock-glider-flaps

Experiment with Flight Controls

Students will also experiment with additional flight controls such as elevators. These activities will help them understand movements such as yaw, pitch, and roll.

Cardstock-glider-elevators

Typical Workshop Day*

* The activities may vary depending on the length of the workshops and the age and ability of the students.



Testimonials

"Many thanks for coming in last week, the students really enjoyed themselves."

Krista Sutherland, Sir Henry Lloyd Grammar School

"Very good due to having to tune the plane."
"This was the best once because it was the most interactive."
"Very engaging and fun, both of the speakers were helpful and approachable."

Seaford College Students