LYSC Summer Schools: Crash testing (age 13–15)

11.00am to 3.00pm, Friday 30 August

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Students designing their vehicle for a crash test

    Credit: Ri
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 13–15


Standard £35

Ri Young Members £29.75

Event description

This workshop helps students learn about vehicle safety and forces in a very practical way.

Students will be building and crash testing a vehicle on a specially designed rig. They will redesign and build their own model car with the aim to produce a weaker crumple zone and stronger passenger cell, the aim being to keep their egg passenger alive.

Students will analyse the results of their efforts using high speed photography and accelerometers fitted to the test vehicle.

This workshop was developed with Dinos Visvikis of the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 13–15 year-olds only. Please note this workshop will include a 30 minute unsupervised lunch break. Students are asked to bring their own lunch and drink.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address

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