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Forces and Flight - An Atlantic Adventure

  • £3.50 per pupil
  • 30-minute show available at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.15pm and 2pm
  • 1830 Warehouse
  • Step-free access. Wheelchair accessible toilets nearby.

Full of surprise and funny moments, this show designed to stimulate all the senses and get children excited about what forces mean in the real world.

Jack Alcock became the first person to fly non-stop across the Atlantic. Armed with his toy cat Lucky Jim, he used the science of forces to make his historic journey.

Through a series of experiments and games, Alcock’s story is used to show how forces make a plane fly, as well as demonstrating how they work in everyday situations, from bouncing on a trampoline, slipping on ice, or losing your trousers!

What will they learn?

  • The importance of air-resistance and friction.
  • How magnets attract and repel and can affect other objects.
  • About Isaac Newton’s discoveries like gravity and the laws of motion.
  • How planes use and fight various forces in order to fly, such as the Bernoulli effect and air resistance.
  • The true story of Jack Alcock, the first person to fly non-stop across the Atlantic.

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