Aluminium Desert Wheels Challenge for Years 3-6
The Aluminium Federation is partnering with The BLOODHOUND Project to help get primary school pupils engaged in a world land speed record attempt. BLOODHOUND is a collaboration between world-leading engineering companies, universities and the military to build a jet car that reaches 1,000mph.
What the Aluminium Desert Wheels Challenge involves
The Aluminium Desert Wheels Challenge gives young people the chance to take on the role of engineer.
This KS2 Design and Technology project comprises of eight activities – inspired by the BLOODHOUND Land Speed Record. Working safely with aluminium cans, teams of 4 aim to design and build wheels for a model car, which are then tested on a simulated desert track.
This project lends itself to being part of an activity week – set up areas for each activity in your work area and allow each team to work around in a circus.
How to get your school involved