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Launch Your Kids' Future Now with Bloodhound Rocket Cars - The Perfect S.T.E.M. Classroom Activity

Launch Your Kids' Future Now with Bloodhound Rocket Cars - The Perfect S.T.E.M. Classroom Activity
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Looking to promote S.T.E.M. subjects in the classroom? Bloodhound foam rocket cars are a great (and fun) way to introduce kids to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, giving them the opportunity to learn the basics of aero-dynamics through creative means. 

Perfect for schools, clubs or individual use, bloodhound rocket cars are available here now in packs of 1, 10 or 30 cars (D-ES-BLOOD1 , D-ES-BLOOD10 , D-ES-BLOOD30 ).

The rocket car kits come with everything you need to assemble them - rocket motors sold separately here.

Read on for more details about these amazing educational tools, and the original car that inspired them.

Inspired by the original Bloodhound supersonic land speed record car, these rocket car kits are a fantastic way to get kids into S.T.E.M.

The Bloodhound LSR project, formerly known as Bloodhound SSC, is a British land vehicle designed to travel in a straight line at supersonic speeds  with the intention of setting a new world land speed record.  When they have reached full speed, the car's 95kg aluminium wheels rotate at around 10,200RPM and, at  3,000°C, the temperature inside the rocket is said to be twice as hot as the inside of a volcano. The current world land speed record of 763.035 mph (1,227.985 km/h) was set over 20 years ago by a British team, including Andy Green, one of the drivers associated with the project. Since the last record was broken, there have been a number of advances in engineering design, materials and computational fluid dynamics (CFD), which leads the Bloodhound LSR project leaders to believe that they could soon achieve their goal of exceeding 800mph.

Through Bloodhound Education LTD, the Bloodhound LSR engineering project has worked with a number of different educational organisations and thousands of children to promote S.T.E.M. in schools and inspire kids to get into science by showing them what is possible; you can read all about this here.

Each kit car contains:

  • One pre-drilled high density foam block for the body. This can be shaped by cutting or sanding and then decorated to your own specifications
  • Four large plastic wheels
  • Two steel axles
  • Two plastic rawl plugs and two metal screw eyes used to tether the car to a line
  • Complete building instructions

These cars are not toys, they are  educational kits designed to run on a tethered line; they contain small parts  and should therefore only be used under adult supervision.

However, the versatility of these Bloodhound cars means that even younger children (for whom rocket motors and powered racing would be unsuitable) can still use them for a range of science experiments such as unpowered push/pull racing, ramp/incline testing or simply basic car design; all these activities and more can help educators incorporate play into learning sessions investigating forces and motion, exploring the effects of gravity, friction and air resistance on different shaped objects.

So whether you're a teacher looking for S.T.E.M. classroom resources, a club looking to put on an awesome activity day, or just an individual looking to have some fun, come and grab some of our Bloodhound rocket cars now while stocks last.