Lesson 1: Exploring Pneumatics

In this practical lesson children investigate and explore different pneumatic systems

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding how pneumatic systems work

  • Knowing that mechanisms are a system of parts that work together to create motion

  • Knowing that pneumatic systems can be used as part of a mechanism

  • Knowing that they are used in a range of everyday objects

  • Knowing that pneumatic systems force air over a distance to create movement

Lesson Plan

Understanding pneumatics
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Pneumatic Systems Activity Sheet
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