RAF STEM Glider Challenge Event
RAF Youth STEM Glider Challenge - Friday 3rd March 2023
Eagle and Hawk Owls took part in a Live Stream event organised by Smallpeice Trust. The Trust work with the RAF to fuel a passion for engineering. They want young people who are into science, technology, engineering and maths to live in a world that celebrates their passion and supports their vision for the future.
Interesting Fact: the RAF is 60% engineers with many more personnel requiring STEM skills to deliver their roles.
The children learnt about the different wing and tail shapes and what advantages they gave to the glider,. They were given the opportunity to choose from these to design three different gliders. Once this was completed, the children made each design and tested their ability to fly, while measuring the distance and time to calculate their speed.