Before the lesson
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- To prepare (mark, cut, saw) the materials required for the automata frame
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
- Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
- Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world
Pupils needing extra support: May require an example of each of the components and supports, to be pre-cut for an immediate comparison piece. Pair with a pupil working at greater depth or in small groups.
Pupils working at greater depth: Emphasise the need to work accurately, and offer their support to others. Work on the Automata toys are sometimes known as mechanical toys or kinetic art. They use hand-powered mechanisms to create movement in a scene of characters…. project independently. If they To complete your product with a high quality or attractive appearance…. ahead of time, allocate them the role of workshop assistant.