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KS1 Making a Moving Superhero

SKILLS: The children designed a moving Superhero for a specific audience in accordance with a design criteria. They made linkages using card for levers and split pins for pivots. They experimented with linkages adjusting the widths, lengths and thicknesses of card used. They cut and assembled components and evaluated designs against the criteria.

KNOWLEDGE: To know that mechanisms are a collection of moving parts that work together as a machine to produce movement. To know that there is always an input and output in a mechanism. To know than an input is the energy that is used to start something working. To know that an output is the movement that happens as a result of the output. To know that a lever is something that turns on a pivot. To know that a linkage mechanism is made up of a series of levers.


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