This Session is great for exploring design, strong structures and improving design. The Children work in groups of 3. I set them a design brief. The vehicles must be designed for speed and it must carry a drinking bottle. We explore gears and test which gear ratio will give us maximum speed. We test our designs and measure the time it takes to cover 10m. We then calculate how long it will take to cover 100m and 1km. We work out the average speed. We then change the gearing and test our vehicles up a steep hill and calculate the gradient of the hill.
This session runs for about 3 Hrs
Chudleigh C of E Primary School, Yr6.
Chudleigh C of E Primary School.
Redhills Community Primary, Exeter
Bradley Barton, Newton Abbot.
Rydon Community School, Kingsteignton.
Hazeldown Community School, Teignmouth.
St Lukes, Exeter.
St Catherines C of E Primary, Heathfield.
Hatherleigh Primary School.
Park School, Bournemouth.
Ravenscourt park School, London.
East Allington Primary School.
This group runs for 1 hour over 5 weeks for groups of 4 children.
session1. Strong structures.
session2. Motorised vehicles, understanding gears
session3. Fast vehicles: gears/ ratios.
session4. Slow vehicles: gears/ ratios.
session5. Other uses for low gearing, cranes, lift a brick..
Small group sessions.
Pupil Premium Groups.
Whole class sessions.