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Lesson overview:Understanding how a range of mechanisms create movement

  • work confidently within a range of contexts, such as the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment
  • how mechanical systems such as levers and linkages or pneumatic systems create movement
  • whether products can be recycled or reused
  • work confidently within a range of contexts, such as the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment
  • how mechanical systems such as levers and linkages or pneumatic systems create movement
  • whether products can be recycled or reused

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.