Lesson 2: Strengthening materials

Children have the opportunity to build different paper structures while reinforcing their mathematical vocabulary, then test them to destruction!

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing the meaning of the words strength, stiffness and stability

  • Knowing there are different ways paper can be folded to improve its strength and stiffness

  • Building a strong and stiff structure by folding paper

  • Testing the strength of a structure

Teacher Video: Strengthening materials

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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 DesignTo make, draw or write plans for something. and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject…
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