ACTIVITY 1. FIRE POWER
Examine what affects the size of a crater caused by a flying object such as a bomb, show it graphically and learn how the placement of an attacker can affect the size of the crater.
ACTIVITY 2. PARACHUTE INVESTIGATION
Investigate whether there is a relationship between the size of a parachute and how fast an object falls.
2.2. Parachute Worksheet
ACTIVITY 3. SEEING OVER THE TOP: REFLECTING LIGHT
Use a periscope to see over the top of an object and explain how it works with a ray diagram.
3.2. Periscope design worksheet
ACTIVITY 4. SEEING AT NIGHT
Complete a circuit to make a torch.
ACTIVITY 5. CREEPY CRAWLIES
Explore infestations faced by soldiers in the trenches, MRS GREN (seven living processes) and how to get rid of them.
ACTIVITY 6. GRUB’S UP!
Explore a balanced diet, the complexity of transporting food at the Front, the issues of food contamination.
See also: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 5, 6
6.2. My diet worksheet
ACTIVITY 7. THROUGH THE THICK GREEN LIGHT
Learn about the use of chlorine as a weapon and the development in use of chlorine today to save lives.
ACTIVITY 8. THE ANIMALS THAT HELPED US
Learn about the role horses undertook, the hazards they came across and how they were cared for with reference to the development in animal care and more recent development of the use of animals in warfare.
ACTIVITY 9. CHOOSING THE RIGHT MATERIAL FOR THE JOB
Learn how an understanding of the properties of solids, liquids and gases can be used to inform decisions about what materials to use for specific uses and how materials have developed since the First World War.
ACTIVITY 10. STOPPING SINKING
Investigate the issues of sinking in mud, the impact shoe design can have on prevention and the problems of living in damp conditions.