Year 7 - Race for the Line

This is a totally new project for Year 7 in September 2017.

It encourages our Year 7 students to work in teams to design and make a rocket powered car, then race them. It covers a wide range of engineering disciplines including designing, making, aerodynamic design and testing. There will a race as part of the series of lessons, then an official one around March 2018, then a further one in June/July 2018.

Rocket Car 1.mp4

Year 7 Rocket Car racing!

Please see below for the lesson content (you do need to be logged in to view these though).

Lesson 01 - Introduction and Website Orientation

Lesson 02 - Research Aerodynamic Vehicles - Click here for your Homework Sheet

Lesson 03 - Specification

Lesson 04 - Virtual Wind Tunnel

Lesson 05 - Initial ideas (may be combined with Lesson 06)

Lesson 06 - Final ideas

Lesson 07 - STAR response

Lesson 08 - Make 1

Lesson 09 - Make 2

Lesson 10 - Make 3 - Evaluation so far

Lesson 11 - Make 4

Lesson 12 - Make 5 (may be missed in some rotations)

Lesson 13 - Assembly and finishing touches

Lesson 14 - Finishing (may be missed in some rotations) - Evaluation sheet here

Lesson 15 - RACE DAY!

Lesson 16 - Evaluation