School Children Using the Mini AirliftWhat are they? These boxes contain the essential equipment, information and worksheets you’ll need to run a ‘Mini Underwater Excavation’ session.  Each box contains:

  • a fully working miniature version of an airlift
  • complete with miniature replica archaeological site
  • information cards and quiz questions explaining the physics of the airlift
  • just add water!

How do you use it? Full instructions for running a ‘Mini Underwater Excavation’ session are provided in the kit.  There is enough content in the kit to cater for one class of approximately 30 students with 4 students around the underwater excavation at any one time.  By carrying out this task, pupils will develop skills such as working with water/air pressure, recording discoveries, working with volumes, drawing-up results and soft skills such as observation, team work and communication.

How do I get one? This kit is available to hire from HWTMA at a cost of £30 per day or £50 per week (plus return delivery, if you are able to collect and return the box from our offices in Southampton, no delivery change would be applicable). To buy, it is £250 for each box. 

Please see the Hiring Resources page if you wish to hire or buy this box.