Mechanical Systems: Pneumatic toys

Pupils design and create a toy with a pneumatic system, learning how trapped air can be used to create a product with moving parts while also building on their design knowledge. They will then be introduced to thumbnail sketches and exploded diagrams

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Lesson 1: Exploring pneumatics

In this practical lesson, children investigate and explore different pneumatic systems

Lesson 2: Designing a pneumatic toy

The children use their understanding of pneumatics to design their own pneumatics toys through thumbnail sketches and exploded diagrams

Lesson 3: Making pneumatic toys

Children create a working pneumatic system and casing for their toys

Lesson 4: Decorating and assembling my toy

Pupils add decorations and assemble the final components to complete their pneumatic toys

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