Understanding how a range of mechanisms create movement

In this lesson, we will explore a range of mechanisms and how they are made to move. We will think about materials we have at home and how they could be recycled or reused to make mechanisms. We will also introduce you to a design brief, considering how mechanisms could be used to meet the brief. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What does DT stand for?

1/3

Q2.How can you make a picture move?

2/3

Q3.What is another way you can make movement when using card?

3/3

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What does DT stand for?

1/3

Q2.How can you make a picture move?

2/3

Q3.What is another way you can make movement when using card?

3/3

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Understanding how a range of mechanisms create movement

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is a mechanism?

1/3

Q2.What is a lever?

2/3

Q3.What is a pivot?

3/3

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

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Quiz:

Understanding how a range of mechanisms create movement

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is a mechanism?

1/3

Q2.What is a lever?

2/3

Q3.What is a pivot?

3/3

Lesson summary: Understanding how a range of mechanisms create movement

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Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Climb stairs

On the spot:
Dance