Pupils consider the role of the bow and arrow in the lives of ancient Britons. They then build miniature bows in order to explore the relationship between forces that act on the bow and the arrow in flight, including energy transfer, gravity and air resistance.
By the end of this activity pupils will have:
• Discussed the importance of the bow and arrow in Stone Age and Bronze Age life
• Created working (miniature) bows and arrows and revised their designs and technique based on performance
• Examined the effects of air resistance and gravity on the arrow to determine how a better result can be achieved
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