Before the lesson
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- To explore wheel mechanisms and design a wheel
Pupils should be taught to:
- Explore and evaluate a range of existing products
- Generate, develop and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
- Explore and use mechanisms in their products
Pupils needing extra support: May benefit from having cards that say ‘wheel’ and ‘axle’ as well as a A drawing which shows the appearance, structure, or workings of something…. so they can match the label to the correct part (see Activity: Label a A circular object that turns round. It can be fixed to a vehicle like a car or bicycle to allow the vehicle to move easily over the ground….).
Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to refer to the design of wheels when giving justifications, offering alternatives or solutions.