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Design, build and test a number of different rockets and propulsion systems.
11 February 2019
Discover Sir George Cayley’s claim to fame. Build and test flying machines and machines that could not possibly fly, exploring the science of aerodynamics.
Students will study how processed minerals and rocks were used in the pottery industry by examining our collections of rocks, minerals and Burmantofts pottery.
Students will experiment with this surprising green alternative to the battery by constructing and measuring the output of electric circuits.
Explore the mill to discover how water wheels work and discuss forces, then build working working model waterwheels, evaluate them on a test rig and explore the use of dynamos to generate electricity.
What did the Horne family of Thwaite Watermill do to help the war effort?
Can we make Thwaite Watermill energy sustainable? Explore water, wind and solar power and how they can generate electricity.
Explore water resistance, levers, gears and locks, experiment with our mini canal network, and record observations using tables and diagrams.
Follow the lives of the family, the servants and the workers of Thwaite Watermill as the production of putty becomes more mechanised.
Become a servant for the Horne family for the day and help them to celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Thwaite Watermill.
See the natural sciences in action! Explore Thwaite Island as a habitat for butterflies and micro-habitats for local wildlife.