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Age Range: 11-14 | 14-16
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • Engineering
  • D&T

Wearable cockpit

Using modern technologies to enhance flight.

Modern technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), have the potential to completely change how pilots interact with and control their aircraft. Can you design a wearable cockpit that makes use of these?

In this activity learners will make use of the theme of the future of flight to design a wearable cockpit that makes use of new and modern technologies. They will produce a specification for their design requirements and a mind map of ideas. They will then produce sketches of their initial ideas before producing a completed final design.

You will need:

  • Pencils
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Tape
  • Scissors

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The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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