Before the lesson
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- To understand how pneumatic systems work
Pupils should be taught to:
- Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
- Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
- Understand and use mechanical systems in their products, for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages
Pupils needing extra support: Might need to see the experiments repeated or have the equipment set up in front of them.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should draw, label and explain in greater depth and provide examples of products that use pneumatic systems.