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Aircraft Workshop

Aircraft and air travel workshop for schools

This workshop contains a series of practicals to understand the aerodynamics of an aircraft. The workshops will give students a better understanding of concepts such as lift, thrust, drag, weight, and the center of gravity. The workshop was designed with the physics school curriculum in mind. Moreover, it covers different types of air travel and the history of the development of aircraft.


3 x 1.5hrs or 4 x 1.5hrs,
max 120 students in a day,
contact us for bigger sessions.

Age Group

Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form,
KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Build a Glider/Aeroplane

Students will build a glider/airplane from card stock using a pre-printed plan. They will learn how the center of gravity of a plane affects its performance. They will be able to take the glider home.


Experiment with Flight Controls

Students will experiment with flight controls such as flaps, ailerons, rudder, and elevators to understand pitch, yaw, and roll. These activities will help them understand the movements of an aircraft.

Bacteria-slides Cardstock-glider-flaps

Propeller Demonstration

We will do a short demonstration with a few propeller-powered toy cars.


Fire Stomp Rockets

Fire some stomp rockets for fun. These can go over 100ft into the air!


Typical Workshop Day