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How Should Your Puppets Tell Their Story?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Students in groups write a short story with a message before designing and making the puppets and theatre that can be used to tell the story.

Planning the production is an important part of the activity, with the performance as...

How Will You Store Your Favourite Things?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a container that can hold one or two favourite small items safely.

Students identify one, or a few, small items that are precious and to make a suitable 'treasure' box. From its appearance, the container...

Does This Game Stop You from Being Bored?

Part of the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology series, this resource asks children to design and make a toy or game for a bed-ridden patient of approximately nine years of age.

Many pupils will have experienced the tedium of being confined to bed when recovering from a minor illness and are...

Will This Story Surprise You?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which children design and make a moving picture that tells a nursery rhyme or a simple story.

This task asks children to work in small groups, and each group will make a pop-up book that will intrigue, amuse and inform...

How Do You Take Your Tea?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children research a person's preferences for a hot drink and fulfill those preferences by serving a drink that meets the specification.

Students also investigate the uses of hot drinks in their own families.

This resource...

How Will Your Beast Open Its Mouth?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which children design and make an animal with a moving mouth.

Children study their own mouth and head movements and those of animals before designing their animal's mouth. The mechanisms used by the children are restricted to a...

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...

Electronic Products

A Nuffield Design Hexagon task focusing on a range of electronic products. The resource aims to extend understanding of how to evaluate a design by thinking how it affects people and whether it performs as expected.

This resource contains a number of activities for each side of the design hexagon (student...

Product Design (Resistant Materials)

A Nuffield design hexagon task focusing on product design (using resistant materials). Aiming to extend understanding of how to evaluate a design by thinking how it affects people and whether it performs as expected.

This resource contains a number of activities for each side of the design hexagon (student...

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