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From Rocket To Bullet

Explore the science behind the railways with our explosive science show. See us launch our Barbie cannon!

Term time, Mondays to Fridays
10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30.
35 minutes
Key Stage 2
Learning Platform

Explore the science behind the railways with our explosive science show. Our scientific experiments show how Newton’s three Laws of Motion apply to trains, and demonstrate forces in action. See the power of steam as we launch our Barbie cannon!

Curriculum links - KS2


Forces and motion
2. Pupils should be taught:
Types of force
b. that objects are pulled downwards because of the gravitational attraction between them and the Earth
c. about friction, including air resistance, as a force that slows moving objects and may prevent objects from starting to move
d. that when objects [for example, a spring, a table] are pushed or pulled, an opposing pull or push can be felt
e. how to measure forces and identify the direction in which they act.

Breadth of study: Knowledge, skills and understanding
1. During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through:
a. a range of domestic and environmental contexts that are familiar and of interest to them
b. looking at the part science has played in the development of many useful things


Victorian Britain
11a. A study of the impact of significant individuals, events and changes in work and transport on the lives of men, women and children from different sections of society. Impact of changes to work and transport – rail.

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