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Key Stage One Design Technology Movement Mechanisms

Discover lesson plans, classroom worksheets and interactive activities to develop skills in design technology for Key Stage One to teach about building products with different mechanisms to create movement

Moving Puppets

Explore and test some of the different mechanisms that can be used to move and control puppets

Farm Puppet

Design and make a puppet of a farmer using a movement mechanism to illustrate the character

Spinning Toy

Build a model of a toy that includes rotational movements to show what might happen on a farm

Farm Animals

Design and build a model of a toy animal using card linkages to create different movements

Wobbly Animals

Design and build a model of a farm toy animal using card linkages to create different movements

Sliding Toys

Practise using different materials to produce a model of a toy that includes a moving element for sliding

Toy Movements

Investigate and record some of the different ways that a range of toys can be moved when playing

Vehicle Building

Construct and test a toy vehicle that includes a movement mechanism produced by combining different materials

Vehicle Design

Select and record how to construct and use a movement mechanism to build a toy vehicle

Vehicle Wheels

Explore and record how to add different types of wheels to model toy vehicles to produce movement

Wheels and Axles

Investigate and test a range of different ways of attaching wheels to toy vehicles to produce movement

What Vehicles

Identify, describe and record parts that can be found on a range of different toy vehicles