Science / Design & Technology KS2: The Bloodhound Adventure

The Bloodhound project aims to build the fastest vehicle on Earth, the Bloodhound supersonic car, which they hope will hit 1000 miles per hour.

Bang Goes the Theory's Dr Yan Wong sets primary school-aged children a series of challenges that explore the science behind this exciting project to build the fastest car in the world. What makes it move? What will it be like to drive? How does it slow down?

Suitable for: Science and Design & Technology at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd level in Scotland.

Experimenting with balloon-powered cars
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Experimenting with reaction times
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What's Bloodhound like to drive?
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Experimenting propulsion with water rockets
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Harnessing air resistance with parachutes
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How air resistance slows down vehicles
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Investigating air and water resistance
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Investigating friction
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Is the Bloodhound SSC a car, a boat or a plane?
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What impact does air resistance and density have on travelling fast?
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Why doesn't Bloodhound have tyres?
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What makes a supersonic car move?
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