hi-impact presents…

Free RAF STEM LESSONS AND RESOURCES

The Royal Air Force Youth & STEM Engagement Team and hi-impact Consultancy have joined forces to release an educational cyber intelligence-themed project for learners in upper KS2 and lower KS3.

 

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Can you track the flight paths of planes over the UK and ensure our skies are safe?

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Students taking part will have access to 4 interactive activities. Click on the links below to start the activities or copy the links and share with your students.

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Each activity uses a range of interactive tools from digital mapping to database analysis

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A certificate will be awarded on completion of the activities

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National Curriculum links and teachers notes also available

Lesson 1

Investigate aircraft around our busiest airport – Heathrow. Looking at an interactive map you will be asked to determine which aircraft and flying objects are in the wrong locations…

Click above or alternatively go to join.nearpod.com and type in G2HA4

 

 

*For Teachers and Education Institutes, click below to learn more about how the activity supports the National Curriculum

Lesson 2

RAF Intelligence have intercepted some encrypted messages from one of the aircraft. It looks like there may be a problem. They have asked you to decrypt the messages..

Click above or alternatively go to join.nearpod.com and type in 2SN68

 

*For Teachers and Education Institutes, click below to learn more about how the activity supports the National Curriculum

Lesson 3

Using your new skills you will need to report back to Air Command. You will use both ciphers that we provide and also your own ciphers that you will devise to write messages back to your commanding officers…

 

Click above or alternatively go to join.nearpod.com and type in 6NBPT

 

*For Teachers and Education Institutes, click below to learn more about how the activity supports the National Curriculum

Lesson 4

The RAF would like you to plan a suitable flight path for an aircraft in trouble. Escort planes have been scrambled and you need to plan a route for them to follow that doesn’t cross over existing flight paths…

Click above or alternatively go to join.nearpod.com and type in WM8GT

 

*For Teachers and Education Institutes, click below to learn more about how the activity supports the National Curriculum

Things you will need / Things to note:

 

  • These lessons are recommended to be run on a desktop or laptop computer due to the larger screen size
  • If you are using a tablet you will need to install the Google Earth app
  • You will need a pen/pencil and paper
  • We recommend downloading and printing the template for the cipher wheel here. You will also need a paper clip or a split pin to assemble the cipher wheel.
  • If you can’t print this out, we would suggest using the online cipher wheel found at: http://inventwithpython.com/cipherwheel/
  • If using a tablet it may be useful to install the free Nearpod app, but the lessons will run within the browser on your device also.