Before the lesson
- To explore strength in different structures
- To understand that the shape of the structure affects its strength
Pupils should be taught to:
- Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
- Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
Pupils needing extra support: Could work with pre-made tubes (toilet rolls, kitchen roll tubes, wrapping paper tubes).
Pupils working at greater depth: Can work more independently. Should make better quality structures (neater and with more accuracy). Can make and To find out whether something works as it should or if you know something…. different shaped structures to identify the strongest/weakest. Can suggest ways their structures could be made stronger and/or more Object does not easily topple over., considering: size, The form of an object., materials used and how they are fixed together.