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Moving Monsters

£12.00
SKU D3CS30006
Key Stage 2 Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems Design & Technology Year 3

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 of work! Your class will have the chance to get to grips with pneumatic systems before designing, making and evaluating their own monster with moving parts.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

This pneumatics KS2 planning pack contains all the lessons, slideshow presentations and printable resources (including worksheets, picture cards and more) you need to teach your Year 3 class how to create their own moving monsters. Each lesson comes with a range of differentiated activities so that all children can access the learning, and there's also an alternative activity so there's plenty of options for their independent work. All you need to do is download, teach and watch as their moving monsters take shape!

#Lesson1AirObjects

The first lesson in this module looks at familiar objects that use air to make them work, such as whistles, bicycle pumps and party blowers, and studies what the air does and how it has been used in the design of the products.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson2ExploringPneumatics

Look at familiar objects that use air to make them work. What does the air do? How do they work?

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Challenge cards
  • Worksheet
#Lesson3NewPneumatics

Your class will start to think about how they can use pneumatic systems in terms of moving parts on monsters in this lesson as they experiment with different materials and different moving parts.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Challenge sheet
  • Worksheets
  • Monster cards
#Lesson4AMonsterPlan

Using what they have learnt about pneumatics and moving parts so far, your class will have the chance to let their imaginations run riot in this lesson as they plan and design their very own moving monsters!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson5MakingMonsters

The lesson they have been waiting for! Your class will put all their new-found pneumatic and design skills to the test as they follow their designs to make their own moving monsters.

Please note that, due to the practical nature of this lesson, worksheets are not necessary and, therefore – not included. Children may refer to completed worksheets from previous lessons.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
#Lesson6AnEvaluation

Your class will have the chance to reflect on their finished products and on the designing and making process in this final lesson as they evaluate their own work and the work of their classmates.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
Free Overview (Medium-Term Plan)

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Free Assessment Grid

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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • KS2 - generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
  • KS2 - select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
  • KS2 - select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • KS2 - evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
  • KS2 - understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages]
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