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Lesson Two – Testing Shapes

This design technology teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to test and record the strength of a range of different shapes that can be used in building construction. The children can use nets of 3D shapes to identify which shape would be the most effective to use when building a shelter.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to test and record the strength of a range of different shapes that can be used in building construction

Learning Objectives

Generate ideas for products by identifying their functions. Test materials to match the success criteria of a product.

Learning Outcomes

I can identify materials and shapes to use on a product to match a specific function. I can test shapes needed to make a product.

Testing Shapes

Teaching sequence to help the children test and record the strength of a range of different shapes that can be used in building construction

What Shapes

Display posters to help the children identify and describe the properties of different 3D shapes that can be used in building construction

3D Shape Nets

Templates to help the children make models of a range of different 3D shapes to test for use in shelter construction

Testing Shapes

Interactive activity to help the children test and record the strength of a range of different shapes that can be used in building construction

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to test and record the strength of a range of different shapes that can be used in building construction

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