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Lesson Three – Structure Supports

This design technology teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to devise and test a range of ways of strengthening shapes for different structures and constructions. The class can make example shelter shapes using lollipop sticks and identify techniques that can be used to strengthen the created structures.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to devise and test a range of ways of strengthening shapes for different structures and constructions

Learning Objectives

Investigate methods of supporting structures using shapes and other materials. How materials can be combined and mixed to create more useful properties.

Learning Outcomes

I can test different ways of adding shapes and materials to support a structure. I can combine materials to make supports for a construction.

Structure Supports

Teaching sequence to help the children devise and test a range of ways of strengthening shapes for different structures and constructions

Shelter Materials

Display posters to help the children identify and describe the properties of different materials that might be used for construction

Testing Structures

Template to help the children select and record different ways of strengthening structures using a range of shapes and materials

Structure Supports

Interactive activity to help the children devise and test a range of ways of strengthening shapes for different structures and constructions

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to devise and test a range of ways of strengthening shapes for different structures and constructions

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