Before the lesson
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- To build a spaghetti truss bridge
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 and prototypes
- Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
- Select from and use a wider range of materials, components and construction materials according to their functional properties and aesthetics
- Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
Pupils needing extra support: Should make simple truss bridges and will need extra support to check that they are being assembled correctly. Work in pairs. They may need to work from a photo of a spaghetti A structure built over something, such as a river or motorway, so people or animals can cross….. Provide with premade spaghetti triangles, to allow the children to focus on the building of the bridge Something that has been made and put together. It can usually stand on its own…..
Pupils working at greater depth: Should make a sophisticated bridge from more Neat, correct shape, size and pattern with no mistakes. equilateral triangles, which are securely constructed and assembled with sufficient amounts of tape and A sticky liquid that can join two things together.. If they complete the A bridge which is built from a series of triangular beams. in plenty of time challenge them to suggest methods of further strengthening the bridge and if possible see if they can replicate or develop the bridge design in different materials such as lollipop sticks. Add labels to the photograph or A fast and light drawing which may not be completely accurate. Often used to map out and plan ideas…. to identify where the bridge had weak points in testing.