Before the lesson
- To explore different design options
Pupils should be taught to:
- Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
- Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking and drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
- Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
Pupils needing extra support: Should be given a simple Lengths of material (for example, metal or card) that are joined together by pivots, so that the levers (lengths) can move as part of a mechanism…. system to work with but should be encouraged to label the pivots and The movement an object makes when controlled by an input or output (e.g. left, right, up, down). There are four types of motion: reciprocating, oscillating, rotary and linear…. themselves.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should be able to devise their own linkage systems as well as more sophisticated versions.