BLOODHOUND Aluminium Desert Wheels Challenge
This competition gives young people an opportunity to take on the role of engineers by designing their own wheels using recycled aluminium, and solving the challenges involved in a running a World Land Speed Record car across the desert. This 5-hour project can be run as an activity day or several sessions in the classroom. The competition comes with a comprehensive teacher pack which gives all the information and advice you will need.
The challenge is for Years 3-6, working in teams of up to four and covers a wide area of the D&T curriculum. They can then make their own aluminium wheels using simple tools, test their designs, then adapt and improve them. They can record their findings in a poster and 3-minute video diary.
Get your whole class involved by registering them now. All schools, clubs and groups that register will receive a BLOODHOUND poster and a certificate, plus a team certificate template that they can use for each of their teams. Submit your best team’s project to us for judging and the chance to see BLOODHOUND SSC as well as win a Rocket Car workshop day at their school, club or group.
Closing date for competition entries is 1st March 2019. If you are successful, we will notify you as soon as possible after that date (depending on the number of entries) that you are invited to join us at the final, which will be held in Bristol in April 2019.
- Read and download the Terms and Conditions and Competition Rules
- See everything in the Teachers' pack and download from here
Register here ...