Acle pupil's science experiment

FOR Danny Errington it was a case of Up, Up and Away on Monday as he took part in an unusual science experiment to demonstrate the record breaking power of a supersonic car.

FOR Danny Errington it was a case of Up, Up and Away on Monday as he took part in an unusual science experiment to demonstrate the record breaking power of a supersonic car.

The year eight pupil at Acle High School was lifted into the air by balloon power to show the challenges hi-tech car Bloodhound will face as it reaches an astonishing 1000mph.

As well as demonstrating air resistance, the science road show also saw James Piercy, from Science Made Simple, use a whip to show more than 100 pupils the power of a sonic boom.

The 12.8m long Bloodhound is currently being built under the supervision of land speed record holder Richard Noble. The vehicle will attempt the land speed record in 2010.


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It is hoped the national science road show will inspire more pupils to take up science, maths and engineering as careers - and work on hi tech projects in the future.

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