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How Will Your Beast Open Its Mouth?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which children design and make an animal with a moving mouth.

Children study their own mouth and head movements and those of animals before designing their animal's mouth. The mechanisms used by the children are restricted to a cam and follower, a simple crank or a crank and slider.

The context of the activity is that of designing a set of moving animals that can be used to promote interest in animals in a variety of situations, such as on farms, in zoos or at home.

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