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.