Fast and Furious Not!

 

Introduction/Overview

Who: Bangor Academy
Duration: 12 weeks
Key Stage: 3
Subject Strands: Science, Technology and Design and Mathematics
Cross-curricular Skills: Using Maths
Key Elements: Employability

The project theme was based around designing, building and testing model cars.  The STEM project was organised over twelve weeks. For the first five weeks of the project, pupils worked on the design and manufacture of model cars in Technology and Design. This included two full days. Pupils spent a further four weeks in Science where they covered topics such as forces, energy transfer, speed, friction and discussed how they would test their model cars. Pupils also talked about STEM related careers and engineering in relation to car design and manufacture.  After testing their cars in Science pupils then analysed their data in Mathematics.  Pupils kept a digital photographic record of their work and at the end of the project they came together to share and evaluate their learning.