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Modelling linkages

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...

Bridges in a modern world

This design, make and evaluate activity asks students to create a bridge from a range of simple materials (I.e. pasta, card). A number of bridges from across the world are used as inspiration for the students designs.

Iggy Peck, achitect

Young Iggy Peck is an architect

and has been since he was two,

when he built a great tower - in only an hour -

with nothing but diapers and glue.

See inside bridges, towers & tunnels

Inside this book you can cross all sorts of bridges, climb to the top of the tallest towers and down into some of the longest tunnels.

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