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Lesson overview:Developing design ideas further, using understanding of mechanisms

  • indicate the design features of their products that will appeal to intended users
  • explain how particular parts of their products work
  • use annotated sketches to develop and communicate their ideas
  • indicate the design features of their products that will appeal to intended users
  • explain how particular parts of their products work
  • use annotated sketches to develop and communicate their ideas

Explored and used mechanisms such as flaps, sliders and levers.

Gained experience of basic cutting, joining and finishing techniques with paper and card.

Mechanism, lever, linkage, pivot, slot, bridge, guide, system, input, output, linear, rotary, oscillating, reciprocating, user, purpose, function, prototype, design criteria, innovative, appealing, design brief

Equipment Required

Card, paper, masking tape, paper fasteners, glue stick, scissors

Content guidance

Equipment requiring safe usage.

Supervision Level

Adult supervision recommended.