Mechanical Systems: Pneumatic toys

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Lessons

Lesson 1: Exploring pneumatics

To understand how pneumatic systems work

Lesson 2: Designing a pneumatic toy

To design a toy that uses a pneumatic system

Lesson 3: Making pneumatic toys

To create a pneumatic system

Lesson 4: Decorating and assembling my toy

To test and finalise ideas against design criteria

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  • Designing a toy that

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  • To understand how pneumatic

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Key vocabulary

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Assessment – D&T Y3 : Mechanical systems: Pneumatic toys

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