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A team of young Bloodhound investigators are set a challenge by Dr Yan Wong. The investigators compare and contrast features of cars, boats and planes in order to decide which of the three the Bloodhound SSC is most like. They meet experts from the Bloodhound team who help them with Dr Yan’s challenge.
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29 February 2012

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to classify means of transport. Show the clip and invite the pupils to participate in the discussion as to whether the Bloodhound is a car, a ship or a plane. Ask the children to work in three groups to find arguments for each of them. This can also be used to look at pioneering engineering projects such as the Bloodhound project. Have the children heard about it before? Start a discussion on why it might or might not be a good idea to develop a 1000mph car. Are there other scientific benefits coming out of this development? Can the children think of other examples like the Montgolfière, the hot air balloon developed by the Montgolfier brothers?

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