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Unit 6D Controllable Vehicles

From the Nuffield foundation this resource looks at control systems, their design and uses.

Developed from the QCA scheme of work, children design and make a control system for an electric vehicle. In the activity, children are challenged to produce a vehicle, powered by an electric motor, that can go in forward and reverse directions as well as having lights that can be switched on and off.

Children consider the appropriate use of an electric motor, lights, circuitry and switches. In addition, children design and make a chassis to carry the components and a body to cover them. The materials describe how the activity was carried out over four days in a primary school.

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