STEM Centripetal Force Design and Make

Pupils’ love being creative with this hands-on project. **Students are tasked with creating a centripetal mini ‘vortex’ using a waste plastic bottle, glitter and washing-up liquid. **

In this first lesson, students are introduced to sustainability, up-cycling and centripetal force as well as the work of James Dyson. Students familiarise themselves with the keywords; before applying their understanding in the practical task which can be done in a group or individually. The lesson has strong cross-curricular links, particularly with Science.

♦ Starter Activity
♦ Class discussion/individual tasks
♦ Practical (bottle demonstrating centripetal force)
♦ Consolidation task

Lesson is planned as a double (90/120 minutes)

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Created: Oct 2, 2017

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