Science & Technology of Toys Incursion (Foundation – 2)

Theme: Design & Technology – Engineering
Level: Foundation – 2

Students will study, design and make their own toys. They will investigate materials, purpose, sound, marketing and how the toys work.

Activities

  • Imagine what children did before the presence of toy shops.
  • Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to create toys past and present.
  • Observe how toys move: jump, roll, twist, up and down, and spin.
  • Explore how the principles of push and pull are used in the design of toys (e.g. using electricity, magnetism, gravity or wind-up energy, being pushed or pulled, with a motor).
  • Design and create a toy that makes sound using a cup and string.
  • Follow instructions to make a rubber band motor and explore ways to change its movement.
  • Identify safety issues and solve problems.
  • Be inspired to create toys using recycled materials.

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