Using the ‘real-life’ science of BLOODHOUND SSC a rocket and jet car capable of travelling 1,000mph, we describe what the sound barrier is, show a video of our current land speed record car, Thrust SSC, breaking the sound barrier. we show how sound waves travel, how we measure speed, and plan an investigation using balloons, tape measure/ trundle wheel and stopwatches to investigate and calculate the speed of sound.
**KS3: Curriculum links: **
Ask questions and develop a line of enquiry based on observations of the real world, alongside prior knowledge and experience.
Make and record observations and measurements using a range of methods for different investigations; and evaluate the reliability of methods and suggest possible improvements.
Apply mathematical concepts and calculate results.
Use and derive simple equations and carry out appropriate.
Speed and the quantitative relationship between average speed, distance and time (speed = distance ÷ time)
The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Share an iconic research and development programme with a global audience.
Set a new World Land Speed Record of 1,000mph.
Create a unique, high-technology project, focused around a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt. Share this Engineering Adventure with a global audience and inspire the next generation by bringing science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life in the most exciting way possible.
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