Aeroplane model making

What do you need to make a plane? Engineers start from a list of requirements so start by using our worksheet to think about the most important parts of a plane. When you know what parts you need make your own plane design and use a range of different materials to craft a model aeroplane

Overview

Topic:

Flight

Activity:

Arts and Crafts, History and Geography

Suitable for:

Groups, Pairs, Individuals

Age range:

Time:

30 minutes

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WHY NOT TRY

'Amy Johnson' Song

Listen and learn our song to find out more about Amy Johnson, pilot and engineer, and her amazing journey - she became the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia in the 1930s. This song aimed at ages 6-7 is called the Amy Johnson song.

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NEED ANOTHER CHALLENGE?

'Let's Build a Plane for Amy' Song

Find out all about Amy Johnson, pilot and engineer, famous as Wonderful Amy back in the 1930s when she became the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia, which took over 19 days back then. This song aimed at ages 3-5 is called Let's Build a Plane for Amy

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MEET OUR ENGINEER

Sarah, Electrical Engineer

Sarah Cooper is an Electrical Engineer – she designs radar and laser systems to help pilots spot objects to avoid in the sky.

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STORY TIME

Wonderful Amy

Meet Wonderful Amy and find out why she was so famous in the 1930s. This comic tells the story of Amy Johnson and how she learnt to fly, to fix planes and how she used her skills to be the first women to fly solo from the UK to Australia

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