This collection of resources provide challenges for children to design, make and improve. They link to aspects of D&T and provide a nice context for science learning. They also encourages problem solving, perseverance, creativity, cooperation and spatial thinking. A list of equipment needed is also supplied within the resource, though children could try to create a similar structure with materials available to them.
This resource has been provided by IMechE, (the Institute of Mechanical Engineers).
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In this activity children design and build their own Ball Run, and put their final creation to the test. They are provided with tips for joining dowels together,...
In this activity children build their own Catapult, then see how far they can launch small objects. They are provided with step by step instructions to...