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

Using their understanding of pneumatics, children 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