This Resource was created with the support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust whose mission includes a commitment to encourage the aviation related education of young people.
In the air provides detailed explanations to help you and your girls conduct various experiments which will help you all discover more about the mixture of gases and particles of dust that we breathe! Have a go at activities that exploit the movement of air and the changes in air pressure and you will be able to predict the weather, measure wind speed, even make clouds! You can have fun too, flying paper aeroplanes and kites, and launching rockets. RainbowBOT, BrownieBOT, GuideBOT and SeniorBOT appear at the top of each activity sheet according to its suitability for that particular age group and we hope that our Trefoil Guild Members will also enjoy some of the tasks.
Downloads & Useful Links for In the air
These downloads will be needed to complete the advanced tasks detailed on the following activity sheets:
Activity 2 - click here to download stunt.pdf.
Activity 11 - click here to download wind.pdf.
Activity 15 - click here to download clouds.pdf.
The Resource booklet contains a list of science and technology based museums and study centres local to our Region which you may like to visit with your Unit. One of these is the Jet Age Museum in Gloucester, but we have given an out-of-date website address for which we apologise. The correct address is www.jetagemuseum.org. You may wish to amend your booklet.
Activity 17 suggests a visit to Beaulieu National Motor Museum, but this has not been included in the list of venues and you may want to add it. The website address is www.beaulieu.co.uk. Have fun!
The Women's Engineering Society's website provides lots of really useful information for girls and women who are particularly interested in STEM subjects, or who might be considering a career in engineering. The website also features an extensive list of "inspiring women in engineering" which makes fascinating reading. The address is www.wes.org.uk.