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Unit Overview: Mechanisms: levers and linkages

Lessons:

10 lessons

Understanding how a range of mechanisms create movement

In this lesson, we will explore a range of mechanisms and how they are made to move. We will think about materials we have at home and how they could be recycled or reused to make mechanisms. We will also introduce you to a design brief, considering how mechanisms could be used to meet the brief. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 25m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

To design a product criteria, meeting the needs of the user

In this lesson, we will design our own ideas using mechanisms, describing ideas using the correct vocabulary and making sure that it is suitable for our target market. We will present our ideas to other people, gathering their opinions to help us to improve our ideas. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 21m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Using a range of techniques to begin to make our final idea

In this lesson, we will be using a range of techniques to begin to draw and make our final idea, trying to join and combine materials with some accuracy. Please note this lesson will require some additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper, to fully participate. Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised if equipment is required.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 18m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Evaluation of final product and considering the views of others

In this lesson, we will evaluate our finished product, identifying strengths and areas that could be developed further. We will consider the views of others in order to improve our work. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 16m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript