Lesson 4: Testing and evaluating

After adding the finishing touches to their windmills, children test their structures to check that they would make a suitable home for the mouse

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluating a project and adapting a design

  • Testing that the turbine turns freely in the wind

  • Evaluating the windmill according to the design criteria

  • Testing whether the structure is strong and stable and reinforcing it if necessary

Lesson Plan

Testing and evaluation
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Teacher Video: Testing and evaluating the windmill

Note: This Teacher Video is the same as the Teacher Video in Lesson 3

Pupil Video: Assembling the structure

Note: This Pupil Video is the same as the Pupil Video in Lesson 3

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After 4 years of being a TV and radio presenter, Vicki headed to the secondary classroom where she spent 12 years teaching Design and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject leader, she ran D&T tournaments and weekly…
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