Key Stage 3 Learning Sessions

  • Investigating The Collections. Discover what life was like on the Western Front using artefacts and photographs.

  • Learning in the Galleries. Students will learn more about the Normandy landings and consider the impact of this event on the men who took part.

  • Learning in the Galleries. Learn about the Battle of Britain including the men and women who served at RAF Duxford.

  • Investigating The Collections. In this gallery-based handling activity, students explore the themes of air raids, blackout and civil defence by examining genuine and replica artefacts.

  • Investigating The Collections. In this hands-on activity students will learn about the parts of an aeroplane and the forces of flight, as they build a large replica of an aeroplane.

  • In partnership with STEM Team East, and led by STEM Ambassadors from companies around the region, students take part in fun and challenging hands-on Science and Technology activities.

  • Learning In The Galleries. Learn how technological developments used in weapons of war lead to everyday commercial and social applications.

  • Investigating The Collections. In this hands-on activity students will learn about the forces of gravity, drag, thrust and lift, as they build a large a large scale model of a First World War de Havilland DH9 bomber.

  • An exciting new outreach programme for KS2 and above, based on a model Second World War Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

  • Investigating The Collections. Emulating the scientific and engineering challenges faced in the Normandy invasions, students will design and build tanks capable of floating, building bridges and firing specialised armaments.

  • Learning in the Galleries. Students handle a selection of artefacts and consider the advantage of guerrilla warfare over conventional tactics in this conflict, whilst touring some of the iconic aircraft that played a significant role in the Vietnam War.

  • A visit to IWM Duxford can support studies related to the First and Second World Wars, the Cold War, Vietnam, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as cross curricular subjects such as Transport.

  • An exciting new STEM CPD day for primary and middle school teachers, combining sessions on effective teaching with learning-outside-the-classroom challenges.

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