Investigating simple linkages using card models.
A mechanism is a device that changes movement in some way. Linkages are a type of mechanism. There are different types of linkage, each of which change movement in different ways.
This could be used in Key Stage 2 as a stand-alone activity or as an introduction to a design and make project, such as:
- A greetings card - for example a ‘goodbye’ card with a hand that waves.
- A moving poster or display.
- A ‘grabber’ to pick things up.
In this activity, students will make models of simple linkages from card.
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, Mechanisms and structures|
|Published||2010 to date|