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Fantastic-Flying-Forces-primary 2018

Fantastic Flying Forces

In this fun session, pupils will conduct three experiments to discover more about the forces involved in flight and how aeroplanes fly.
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Suitable for:

Second level. P5-P7

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

  • 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

Length of session:

60 mins




10:30/11:45/13:00 (60 mins) Check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop.

Dates available:

February 2024

  • Thursday 1

March 2024

  • Wednesday 13
  • Thursday 14

April 2024

  • Wednesday 17
  • Thursday 18

May 2024

  • Wednesday 15
  • Thursday 16
  • Wednesday 22
  • Thursday 23
  • Wednesday 29
  • Thursday 30

Curriculum links:

SCN 2-07a

SCN 2-08a

Sustainable Development Goals


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