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Lesson Two – Instrument Materials

This design technology teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to select and discuss success criteria for designing and making a range of weather instruments. The class can identify and record the properties of materials to match the intended functions.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select and discuss success criteria for designing and making a range of weather instruments

Learning Objectives

Generate ideas for products by identifying the user and functions. Select design criteria for a product with a specific purpose.

Learning Outcomes

I can select materials to use in a product to match its function. I can generate ideas for a product by investigating where and how it might be used.

Instrument Materials

Teaching sequence to help the children select and discuss success criteria for designing and making a range of weather instruments

Weathervane

Display poster for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe materials that can be used to make a particular weather instrument

Materials Viewpoints

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and explain how the weather might affect different materials

Testing Materials

Template to help the children predict and record changes that might happen to materials left outside in different types of weather

Instrument Materials

Interactive activity to help the children select and discuss success criteria for designing and making a range of weather instruments

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select and discuss success criteria for designing and making a range of weather instruments

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