Engineering Incursion (Levels 5 & 6)

Theme: Design & Technology – Engineering
Level: 5 & 6

Students will investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes, using science of simple machines, measurement, engineering design and technology.

Activities

  • Discuss prior knowledge of engineers and their role in society.
  • Brainstorm important factors when designing and building including for people with mobility issues.
  • Investigate a lever, measuring weights and distances.
  • Build a simple model catapult to test the level length.
  • Participate in the design process: brainstorm, design, build, test, redesign.
  • Observe and discuss materials and moving elements in some recycled models.
  • Investigate the effect of friction on pulleys.
  • Explore pneumatics and hydraulics. Be inspired to design and build contraptions.

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