Lesson 1: Chassis and launch mechanism
Using a range of materials children follow instructions to make the chassis of their car and the slingshot launch mechanism, learning that their slingshot cars work by storing kinetic energy in the elastic band before it launches
Understanding that car designs have developed over many years
Knowing that a The body of a car. is the frame of a car on which everything else is built
Knowing that all moving things have The energy that causes an object to move.
Knowing that kinetic energy is the energy that something (an object or person) has by being in The movement an object makes when controlled by an input or output (e.g. left, right, up, down). There are four types of motion: reciprocating, oscillating, rotary and linear....
Teacher Video: Chassis and launch mechanism
Pupil Video: Chassis and launch mechanism
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