RECYCLE CHALLENGE

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THE IDEA

This challenge introduces students (11-14) to Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in an interactive way, encouraging creativity & innovation in design, whilst enabling teachers to carry out this activity independently, providing flexibility.

The project timescale and depth can vary from a 1h activity, a month-long project, or even a competition!

CHALLENGE SUMMARY

We challenge students to design and build a UAM Vehicle & Vertiport set using recyclable materials.

Participants are to be split into an even number of teams, with half dedicated to UAM vehicles, and the other half UAM vertiports. Each ‘Team Vehicle’ will be partnered with a ‘Team Vertiport’ and their vehicle & vertiport designs need to be able to coordinate and work together.

Each team has a designated ‘Communicator’ who is allowed to talk with the ‘Communicator’ of their partnered Vehicle or Vertiport team. This role can be passed around the team members throughout the project.

Given the permission, the final designs can be showcased on Flight Crowd’s website & shared with industry professionals!

LINKS TO SCHOOL CURRICULUM
  • Design & Technology – iterative process of designing and making, investigating new and emerging technologies, performance of materials and structural elements.
     

  • Physics – motion & forces between and within the vehicle & vertiport structures.
     

  • Mathematics – numerical operations and geometry to calculate dimensions.
     

  • Art – develop creativity and ideas using various media, architecture.
     

  • Biology – considering how organisms are affected by their environment.
     

  • Geography – effects of urbanisation, environmental considerations of transportation.

OUR RESOURCES

For this challenge we will provide you with:

  • Short Introduction Video (~5 mins)

  • Activity Brief Document

  • Teacher Support Document
     

If you would like for us to come to your school and assist with the challenge or provide feedback to the designs, please feel free to contact us at outreach@flight-crowd.com.

 

Participants are to be split into an even number of teams, with half dedicated to UAM vehicles, and the other half UAM vertiports. Each ‘Team Vehicle’ will be partnered with a ‘Team Vertiport’ and their vehicle & vertiport designs need to be able to coordinate and work together.

INTRODUCTORY VIDEO

TAKE THE CHALLENGE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

We encourage you to interpret the challenge however you like! Here are a few ideas you can incorporate to further enhance the challenge:

 

  • Marketing & advertising,

  • Air traffic management considerations,

  • Coding,

  • Interaction with existing transport systems,

  • Safety considerations,

  • …and more!

OUTCOMES SHOWCASE

Take a look at the amazing challenge outcomes done previously!

Credit to Mawgan-in-Pydar Primary School: