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Lesson overview:Developing understanding of different mechanisms and how to make them

  • the correct technical vocabulary for the projects they are undertaking
  • how mechanical systems such as levers and linkages or pneumatic systems create movement
  • the correct technical vocabulary for the projects they are undertaking
  • how mechanical systems such as levers and linkages or pneumatic systems create movement

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.