DT – Second World War Planes – 23.10.19

On Wednesday 23rd October, we enjoyed at DT day. This linked our learning in science, history and design technology. We had to design and make a plane based upon a Second World War design. In science, we have been learning about electrical circuits. We learnt that the direction of spin of a motor depends upon which way round the battery is connected; a complete circuit is needed and a circuit can be controlled using a simple switch. To make our planes we needed to ensure that the propeller spun the correct way; the plane was balanced by finding its centre of gravity and the tail was large enough to enable the plane to fly properly. We had great fun making our planes and were very excited when they were able to fly successfully!