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Lesson overview:To construct nets to create 3D shapes

  • how to make strong, stiff shell structures
  • measure, mark out, cut and shape materials and components with some accuracy
  • assemble, join and combine materials and components with some accuracy
  • how to make strong, stiff shell structures
  • measure, mark out, cut and shape materials and components with some accuracy
  • assemble, join and combine materials and components with some accuracy

Experience of using different joining, cutting and finishing techniques with paper and card.

A basic understanding of 2-D and 3-D shapes in mathematics and the physical properties and everyday uses of materials in science.

Shell structure, frame structure, solid structure, combination structure, three-dimensional (3-D) shape, net, cube, cuboid, edge, face, length, width, breadth, capacity, marking out, scoring, shaping, tabs, adhesives, joining, assemble, accuracy, material, stiff, strong, reduce, reuse, recycle, corrugating, ribbing, laminating, font, lettering, text, graphics, decision, evaluating, design brief design criteria, innovative, prototype

Equipment Required

Card, squared paper, sellotape, masking tape, pencil, corrugated card, ruler, scissors, fabric

Content guidance

Equipment requiring safe usage.

Supervision Level

Adult supervision recommended.