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Playing with Aerodynamics: Newham Half Term

19th February 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You’re invited to Playing with Aerodynamics. This session is for children and young people living in Newham.

What will happen in this session?

We’ll help you build your very own wind tunnel using household objects! Children will then be challenged to test different creations in their wind tunnel. Can you make something which spins? Which floats up high? Or can hover for 10 seconds? Find out in our sessions, in which children with learn these basic physics concepts.

Session Structure

1. Introduction to Aerodynamics: Step-by-step instructions on making your own stable wind tunnel using a hairdryer

You will need:

  • Cardboard Box (Optional)
  • Masking Tape
  • Plug Point
  • Hairdryer
  • Four A3 Cards

2. Testing time: Participants will test out different objects that can hover or float. We will set challenges such as: how high can you make something fly? Can you make something that spins? They will also be encouraged to think about different elements of their design and ask questions as to how their object can be improved.

What you will need:

  • Paper
  • Other materials to test out your wind tunnel such as feathers, balloons, tissue paper or light fabrics.

3. Hacking: How can you hack your wind tunnel?

When is the session? This session is from 10:00 – 11:30 on Friday 19th February. There will be up to 75 participants at each session. Feel free to drop in whenever you can!

How much does the session cost?

This is a funded programme making it free to participate however you must be living in Newham.

How do I join the session?

If you would like to take part in this session, please book here and we will send you a booking confirmation shortly to confirm your place along with a resource pack and instructions for how to join. If you have any queries, please email DDL@ioi.london or call us on 07585009726.

If this is your first time joining an online workshop and you need some help, then give us a call before you join in early. We will also open the room half an hour before so we can help you get settled in.

If anyone has neurodivergent needs, then we will ask for further details when you sign up. We may contact you before the workshop to help your childr(ren) get the most out of the session.

Can I still get involved if I can’t join this session?

If you can’t join this session, we have a resource pack that you can download after the session has taken place. We also have a pre-recorded video that you can watch, so you can catch up in your own time. You will still need to sign up to access the content.

Who are the iOi?

The Institute of Imagination is a charity creating space to re-imagine our world, together. Our goal is to spark imaginations everywhere and encourage creative learning through our events, training, partnerships and research.

We run activities for children and young people, families, schools, adults and educators in a variety of locations across London and beyond.


19th February 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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