Lesson 2: Assembling the structure

Having decorated their templates, pupils now construct the main part of their structure, making sure that it stands freely and holds together

Learning Objectives

  • Making a stable structure

  • Following instructions to cut and assemble the supporting structure of the windmill

  • Knowing the shape of materials can be changed to improve the strength and stiffness of structures

  • Understanding what stable means

  • Knowing that cylinders are a strong type of structure

  • Ensuring the structure is stable

Lesson Plan

Assembling the Structure
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Teacher Video: Assembling the structure

Note that this Teacher Video is the same as the Teacher Video in Lesson 1

Pupil Video: Designing and making the windmill

Note that this Pupil Video is the same as the Pupil Video in Lesson 1

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Vicki Risianova,  
Design & Technology specialist
After 4 years of being a TV and radio presenter, Vicki headed to the secondary classroom where she spent 12 years teaching DesignTo make, draw or write plans for something. and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject…
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