Just been reading last week’s New Scientist which has a fascinating article about the Bloodhound SSC. I think I’ve probably mentioned this in every lesson for the past week! I have one of the big free posters (available here) in the corner of my room and it’s a real talking point.
Anyway, I’m using the data from www.revisingphysics.com/gcse (a link to the Bloodhound file is in the mechanics section) to produce velocity-time graphs with year 10s. It’s a really fun activity and with a bit of cross-curricular thrown in too it’s a real winner! Plenty of awe and wonder as well. They find it fascinating to imagine travelling that fast.
Hope it’s useful to you.