BBC Live Lesson to come from the McLaren Technology Centre
There will be a high-octane finish to the first phase of the BBC Terrific Scientific primary science initiative, as they go behind the scenes at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre for a special BBC Live Lesson all about forces.
On 19 June at 2pm, primary schools all over the UK will have a chance to see inside the home of McLaren, which includes the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team, McLaren Automotive high performance road cars and McLaren Applied Technologies – with a special BBC Live Lesson examining different forces, including air resistance and friction.
The lesson will be hosted by CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson and Ben Shires, with science presenter Greg Foot.
Helping them will be CBBC’s Hacker T Dog, who will be going where no animal has ever gone before – inside McLaren’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel, designed to test the aerodynamics of their cars and capable of generating wind speeds well over 100 miles an hour.
Hacker, aged six from Wigan, will be meeting a variety of McLaren engineers, experts and drivers to conduct his own wind tunnel investigation and getting his chance to operate the high-tech driver simulator find out more about the importance of forces! Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne better watch out!
This special Live Lesson is part of BBC Learning’s Terrific Scientific campaign to inspire 9-11 year-olds across the UK to discover their inner scientist. In June and July, schools all over the UK will be investigating how different forces work, as well as engineering their own air resistant wacky school race costumes – before uploading their results to a national Terrific Scientific map.
And getting the chance to watch the Live Lesson being filmed at McLaren and take part in the programme will be pupils from two local schools, Ongar Place Primary School and Pyrford Primary School.