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Balloon Powered Car

An interactive activity from BLOODHOUND SCC in which students build their own balloon-powered car and then explore ways to make it go faster and further. Building a balloon-powered rocket car provides opportunities for investigation, team work and developing design skills. As well as focusing on science and...

Brompton Bicycle: Key Stage 1 Resources

This resource, aimed at children ages 5-7, contains five design and technology projects that focus on bicycles. Children evaluate bicycle designs, then design and make: bicycle parts and accessories for characters from a book, teddy or for a particular purpose. Throughout the activities, children are encouraged to...

Will your party hat be funny or fantastic?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children can design and make a decorated paper party hat to wear at a party they have helped to organise.

The party can be held to celebrate a particular calendar event such as Christmas or Easter, the end of term, the beginning...

Should Your Creature Be Fierce or Friendly?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Students work in groups to design and make a statue of a creature to welcome visitors to the classroom during the day.

This task asks students to work in groups to design and make a statue of a creature that will welcome visitors...

What Sort of Light Will Work for You?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. The task is to design and make a light that is suitable for use in a particular situation.

The device will be constructed from card, found materials and technical components. It will be powered by a battery and controlled by...

What Would the Scissors Say on Screen?

One of four units from the Nuffield Foundation for Key Stage Two: Year Six. Build a multimedia software presentation using an authoring program previously introduced during ICT lesson time.

This task asks students to build a multimedia software presentation using an authoring program previously introduced...

Controlling Movement Using a Computer at Key Stage One: Roamer Bus

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children investigate the movement of vehicles, from those they may have made, to commercial toys; from push along toys to remote controlled toys and a computer-controlled floor robot. The control of the floor robot will be the...

Computers Helping Design at Lower Key Stage Two: Design and Make a Mosaic Picture

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a framed clay mosaic which can be displayed at school before being taken home to be displayed there.

The purpose of this activity is to learn the skills necessary to design and make a mosaic from...

Computers Helping the Design Process at Lower Key Stage Two: Easy 3-D Vehicle Models

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a 3-dimensional prototype model of a commercial vehicle.

It must be suitable for use as a storage and transport vehicle for a particular load such as milk bottles, letters and parcels, sheets of...

Which Parts of Your Picture Should Move?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Students design and make a moving picture that tells a nursery rhyme or a simple story, using paper, card, found pictures, found materials and paper fasteners.

The activity allows students to produce the picture and it can be...

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