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Lesson overview:Using a range of techniques to create a prototype of developing ideas

  • measure, mark out, cut and shape materials and components with some accuracy
  • assemble, join and combine materials and components with some accuracy
  • measure, mark out, cut and shape materials and components with some accuracy
  • assemble, join and combine materials and components with some accuracy

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.