Design and build a better catering trolley for Concorde.

Classes: P5–7
Cost: £75
Timings: 10:15/11:45/13:15 (75 mins) (check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates available: Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

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What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Your pupils will work in teams to design and build a better trolley to deliver drinks and snacks on board Concorde

Pupils will:

  • Learn what a force is.
  • Find out that air is stuff and can move things.
  • Learn about the four forces of flight; lift, weight, drag and thrust.
  • Fold and fly a paper aeroplane to find out about lift.
  • Make a paper rocket to find out about lift.
  • Conduct a simple experiment to find out about drag.

Useful resources and activities

Curriculum links



By applying my knowledge and skills of science and mathematics, I can engineer 3D objects which demonstrate strengthening, energy transfer and movement.

TCH 2-12a / TCH 3-12a

Through discovery and imagination, I can develop and use problem-solving strategies to construct models.

TCH 1-14a / TCH 2-14a

Having evaluated my work, I can adapt and improve, where appropriate, through trial and error or by using feedback.

TCH 1-14b / TCH 2-14b

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