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What Message Will Your Billboard Send?

From the Nuffield Foundation, this resource contains a series of teacher support sheets and student record sheets that provide seven and a half hours work. In this activity, children work in groups to design and make a moving billboard for a specific purpose within their school or classroom.

The project gives children the opportunity to apply what they have previously learned about computer control during ICT lesson time.

During this activity, children will:
* generate ideas for a product after thinking about what it will be used for
* mark, measure, cut and join materials with increasing accuracy
* use a variety of tools with precision and care
* use gears to provide a transmission system
* use ICT control software and a control interface box to control a motor and lights
* use input from sensors to monitor events and respond to them
* use ICT to produce good quality graphics
* work as a group.

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