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Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems

Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems: DT lesson planning for KS1 and KS2.

Explore how mechanisms work, and use mechanical systems such as levers, wheels, cams, gears and pulleys in products children design themselves.

With these DT schemes of work for KS1 and KS2, your class will design and make purposeful products, then bring them to life with moving parts! Each complete unit of work includes detailed information about how various mechanisms work, and are designed to ensure that learning is challenging, but age-appropriate: teaching and learning about mechanisms can be challenging in Key Stage 1, but our Design and Technology lesson plans, activities and resources are created with differentiation for a range of ages and abilities.

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  • Moving Pictures

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    These fun-filled KS1 Design and Technology 'Moving Pictures' lesson plans for Year 1 will get their imaginations soaring as they think up exciting ...

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    This set of six Moving Monsters KS2 DT lessons for Year 3 has everything you need to teach this fun, fascinating and sometimes frightening scheme o...

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    Turn your classroom into a toy workshop with this series of Moving Toys KS2 lessons for Year 5 as your class investigate cam mechanisms and toys th...

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  • Fairground

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    Roll up, roll up for fun at the fair in this DT 'Fairground' module! This series of 6 lessons for Year 6 gives your class the chance to examine a v...

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  • Storybooks

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    Bring stories to life with this fun and imaginative module as your class create storybooks with moving mechanisms.   #TheCompleteSeries6lessons Chi...

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    Have you ever wondered how the electrical products all around us work? Challenge children to consider this and many other questions about computer-...

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  • Making Fire Engines

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    Get your children excited about fire engines with this fun ‘Making Fire Engines’ DT scheme of work for KS1. Your class will explore modern fire eng...

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    Wacky Windmills

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    Visit a variety of windmills around the world and encourage them to get their builder hats on with this 'Wacky Windmills' scheme of work for Year 1...

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  • Chinese Inventions

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    Use this KS2, six-lesson scheme to explore the innovative culture of ancient China and discover the inventions that have helped shape the world, in...

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  • Light-Up Signs

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    Use woodworking DT tools and materials, card and paper or even scrap materials to make an decorative light box with illuminated words or letters. T...

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  • Moving Minibeasts

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    This complete Moving Minibeasts KS1 DT scheme of work contains six fun-filled lessons where your class will learn how to make three different mecha...

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