Lesson 3: Making pneumatic toys

Children create a working pneumatic system and casing for their toys

Learning Objectives

  • Creating a pneumatic system

  • Creating a pneumatic system to create a desired motion

  • Kowing how to use these components to make a functional and appealing pneumatic toy

  • Building secure housing for a pneumatic system

  • Knowing that syringes and balloons can be used to create different types of pneumatic systems

Lesson Plan

Making pneumatic toys
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Teacher Videos: Making pneumatic toys

Note that this Teacher Video is the same as the Teacher Video in the next lesson

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Vicki Risianova,  
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After 4 years of being a TV and radio presenter, Vicki headed to the secondary classroom where she spent 12 years teaching DesignTo make, draw or write plans for something. and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject…
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