Bloodhound SSC on the road

Project aims:

To illustrate the challenge involved in building a 1000mph car
To highlight careers in engineering
To deliver the show to schools across England

Summary of activity:

science made simple worked with the Bloodhound team to develop a new show for schools. This was delivered to schools and science festivals from Oct 09- Jul 10. Over 20,000 people saw the show

Evaluation approach:

Students completed a short questionnaire inline with the Generic learning Outcomes. The full report is available at

What went well:

The topic was brought to life in an engaging way

The large audience number the show reached

The positive responses from students both to the show and their general attitude towards science and engineering following the show.

What was learned:

Work with schools in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

About this project



Project type:

Started (approximately):

February 2009

Ended: (approximately)

July 2010

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About the contributor

James Piercy
Science Made Simple

James is a science communicator for science made simple and runs the branch in the East. James has a degree in chemistry and MSc in science communication. He has been involved in writing, producing…

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