Age range: 11-14
Duration: 0 - 29 mins
  • D&T
  • Maths
  • Physics

Aerodynamic design

Examine how aerodynamics is used in everyday life

Students will start to understand the basic principles of aerodynamics by looking at familiar products that have been designed with ‘speed’ in mind and through identifying features common to these products.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

This is an engaging starter activity focusing on students acquiring an understanding of aerodynamics through testing, experimenting and developing.

The activity sheet includes teachers' notes, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Activity overview

Aerodynamic design activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links.



Various images are displayed for students to consider what they have in common.



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