KS1-Mechanical systems

This list supports learning about mechanical systems with 5–7-year-olds, including levers, sliders, wheels and axles. It provides ideas for developing skills used in D&T through focussed practical tasks as well as ideas for projects. In the resources there are lots of opportunities for children to work on exploring mechanical systems looking at how they work and are how they are put together. This will help them when designing and making their own product, then evaluating them making any modifications they feel are needed to make them suitable for the purpose that they have been designed for. Ideas for D&T projects include a range of relevant contexts including home, school, industry and the wider environment.