Thinking about the future can spark the imagination of kids quite a lot.
What will our planet look like in a hundred or even a thousand years? Will the inventions of today have changed the future? What about space flight? Will we live on Mars?
Here kids will learn about various scientific projects that aim to shape the future.
Flying to a sustainable future
The Airbus Foundation Discovery Space’s “Flying to a sustainable future” content series introduces kids to a proven alternative fuel - named Sustainable Aviation Fuel - which can reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions compared to conventional fuel.
What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel?
Today’s jet fuel impacts the environment. A proven alternative fuel - named Sustainable Aviation Fuel - can reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions compared to conventional fuel. SAF is one of the aerospace industry’s best decarbonisation solutions which can help for the betterment of our planet. So what is sustainable aviation fuel?
Flightpath to Hydrogen
What is the smallest, lightest molecule in the universe? It’s hydrogen and there's a lot of it. In oceans, in rivers, and even in your kitchen sink! But what does it have to do with aerospace and fuel?
Kids will discover hydrogen in these videos.
How can airplanes use hydrogen as fuel?
From rockets to flying balloons, hydrogen has already been used to reach the sky and beyond. Tomorrow, it could be used to power airplanes! But how? Modifying engines and using special battery-like fuel cells are all options. Where would you go in a hydrogen airplane?
Tomorrow starts today
The future we can imagine today can only become real if we start putting our ideas into action now!
This video series is about the future of cities, factories, space and aviation.
Some activity sheets and learning scenarios, especially created to practice and to learn in a funny way.
Activity: It’s time to play matchmaker!
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Future of the Skies | Activity: It’s time to play matchmaker!
Airplanes come in all shapes and sizes: small, medium, large!
Do you know which type of new fuel could power which airplanes in the future?
Try this matchmaking activity to test your knowledge!
Activity: Build your own hydrogen aircraft!
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Future of the Skies | Activity: Build your own hydrogen aircraft!
How do you think we will travel in the future? Will airplanes still look the same? Will we still fly with
wings? This experiment shows you we might not even need them!
Don’t believe it? Try it for yourself!
Activities & toolkits
All the science education resources you need
Here you will find additional resources to get kids or pupils aged 8-12 to engage in a playful manner with STEM. These free resources are of high educational value and carefully developed in partnership with education experts. They are ready-to-use and are a great way to spark kids’ interest in science.
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