THORPE PARK Resort is planning a new themed zone. Students will work in groups and take on the role of psychologists and data analysts to help them research and design rides for the new zone. They will investigate how psychology can inform both theme development and visitor experience and how data analysis can inform the ride and vehicle design. They will need to put together a group presentation about their ride ideas for the new zone informed by their research from a theme park visit.
This project involves a visit to THORPE PARK Resort or a similar attraction to collect data. Pre-visit and post-visit resources are provided for students to complete the CREST Discovery Award.
How to achieve a CREST Discovery Award
Students will need to complete a CREST Discovery Passport to reflect on their work. You will need to enter students for the CREST Award to receive their personalised certificates.
Practice key STEM skills and develop problem solving, team working and communication skills.
The Enrich my classroom resource pack forms a step-by-step guide to running a Discovery Day and is suitable to run with one class, a science club, or with a whole year group.
STEM-based competition for primary and secondary schools in the Leicestershire, South Nottinghamshire, Bracknell Forest and Wokingham areas.
Investigate the Internet of Things and fire safety
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