Bloodhound Car Workshop

Bloodhound Car Workshop

£300.00 ex. VAT

Designing fast cars – inspired by the Bloodhound Land Speed Record car

Students design and make balloon car models, and design and 3D print lightweight wheels for their cars in order to race them.

This cross-curricular workshop covers Computing, Design Technology, Science and Maths at KS2 and is suitable for Year 5 or Year 6 students. At the end of the workshop, students will have made a model balloon car and each student will have wheel 3D printed from their design.

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Overview

Designing fast cars – inspired by the Bloodhound Land Speed Record car

Students design and make balloon car models, and design and 3D print lightweight wheels for their cars in order to race them.

This cross-curricular workshop covers Computing, Design Technology, Science and Maths at KS1 and KS2 and is suitable for Year 5 or Year 6 students. At the end of the workshop, students will have made a model balloon car and each student will have wheel 3D printed from their design.

Each workshop provides:

  • a complete project around a topic
  • resources fully mapped to the relevant curriculum areas
  • copy of all the workshop resources, enabling them to run the workshop with other groups of students in the future, potentially taking advantage of the FREE CREATE Education 3D printer loan scheme

During the workshop’s students will:

  • learn how 3D printers work
  • discover some of the applications of 3D printing
  • design and create their own 3D model

All workshops:

  • run for half a day*
  • with a maximum of 30 students
  • 2½ – 3hrs to work around individual school day timings

From £300 for a half day workshop (dependent upon location of school)

Learning Outcomes

Planned Learning Experiences

In this workshop students will:

  • Learn how 3D printers work and how they can produce 3D object.
  • Understand the 3-stage 3D printing process (model-slice-print).
  • Learn how the acceleration of a vehicle can be increased by reducing the mass of the vehicle (F=ma)
  • Learn the basic functions of Tinkercad 3D modelling software.
  • Produce a 3D model of a lightweight wheel design using Tinkercad software.
  • See how a 3D model file is prepared for 3D printing using slicing software.
  • Work in teams of 3-4 to design and make a model balloon powered car with 3D printed wheels.
  • Make predictions and test them by racing their balloon cars.
  • Complete a workshop evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

  • 3D CAD model of a wheel.
  • 3D printed wheel.
  • Balloon powered model car.
  • Project evaluation.

Key concepts and terminology

  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3D modelling
  • Slicing
  • 3D printing
  • CAD (computer aided design)
  • CAM (computer aided manufacturing)
  • Newton’s Second Law of Motion
  • Machine Code

Testimonials

“Excellent company – great ethos and work ethic. CREATE is always looking for new ways of delivering inspiring workshops to children across the UK. Their commitment to STEM/STEAM is second to none and they are always happy to help and support”

“This project is fantastic. We were taken through the basics of 3D printing, eventually producing a wheel. The variations that anyone can make with the Ultimaker printer is endless and lets the child’s mind create. A great opening into the world engineering that this country needs for the future. I recommend this project to any school.”

“An excellent day from The CREATE Education Project. supporting both students and teaching staff to bring to life the new opportunities in 3D printing. Encouraging innovation, creativity, problem solving, teamwork and making Engineering more accessible to both boys and girls.”

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