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Ideas over time: largest planes

A simple card game that can help children develop an awareness of forces and flight.

A simple game for KS2 children who are learning about forces, this game provides the opportunity to apply their new learning to the context of flight. In playing the game, children will develop a historical awareness of how our scientific understanding of forces and flight has enabled engineers to develop larger planes. We have provided instructions for the game and three sets of ‘cards’ which need to be printed with the plans and mass on one side and the date on the reverse.


File Name File Type File Size File Link
Timeline instructions planes PDF 440 KB Download
Timeline plane cards year and mass1 PDF 883 KB Download
Timeline plane cards year and mass2 PDF 2 MB Download
Timeline plane cards year and mass3 PDF 2 MB Download

Published: 12 October 2021

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