Evaluatingprocesses & products
3aReflect on theprogress of their work as they design and make, identifying waysthey could improve their products
3bCarry outappropriate tests before making any improvements
3crecognise that thequality of a product depends on how well it is made and how well itmeets its intended purpose
Knowledgeand understanding of materials and components
4aHow the workingcharacteristics of materials affect the ways they are used
4bHow materials canbe combined and mixed to create more useful properties
4cHow mechanisms canbe used to make things move in different ways
4dHow electricalcircuits, including those with simple switches, can be used toachieve results that work
5aInvestigating andevaluating a range of familiar products, thinking about how theywork, how they are used and the views of the people who usethem
5bFocused practicaltasks that develop a range of techniques, skills, processes andknowledge
5c Design and make assignments using arange of materials
* To make aproduct in which an electric motor successfully drives a rotatingpart
Design andMake Assignment (DMA)
Design and make afairground ride
1)Children to makethe rotating part of their product first and ensure that it can berotated freely by hand.
2)Add the electricmotor and drive belt.
3)Finish the ride,e.g. by adding cladding, colour, seats, etc.
Wood scraps Woodstrips
A variety of materials for makingthe rides
Assorted paper, ribbon, string,elastic bands, paper plates, adhesive, sticky tape, saws, drillsand bits
Tools for cutting and shaping theabove materials