Lesson 2: Designing my monster

With levers, linkages and pivots in mind, children design two possible moving monster ideas against a Design Criteria and then carry out a tally survey to see which is favoured by their peers

Learning Objectives

  • Exploring different design options

  • Understanding that linkages use levers and pivots to create motion

  • Adding to the class Design Criteria

  • Drawing two moving monster designs that meet all points of the Design Criteria

Presentation: Moving monster examples


Activity: Moving monster design brief
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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 Design and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject leader, she ran D&T tournaments and weekly…
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