Pupils spend a day working in small teams to design and build their own working model hovercraft. Each team starts by building a prototype machine and carrying out a range of tests to isolate factors which improve the performance of their machine. They are then given a budget with which to design and build a Mk2 version. The workshop ends with teams giving presentation on the science and engineering behind their design and a 'Grand Prix' style race off to find the best machine. We can also run a shorter, half-day version of the workshop, without the budget element so we can fit two sessions into a day.
To book The Wonderstruck Hovercraft Workshop contact:
Brandize Hill Farm, Petrockstowe, Brandize Hill Farm, Petrockstowe, Okehampton, EX20 3HW