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Lesson overview:Using a range of techniques to complete final idea and testing against design criteria

  • use a wider range of materials and components than Key Stage 1, including mechanical components
  • use their design criteria to evaluate their completed products
  • use a wider range of materials and components than Key Stage 1, including mechanical components
  • use their design criteria to evaluate their completed products

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.