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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...

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...

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...

Designing Using Computers at Key Stage 2: Parking Cars

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children design a supermarket car park to a detailed design specification. This task could be linked with a geography local study, as it will highlight the varying needs of the people using a car park.

The...

What Music Would You Like to Make?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which children design and make a simple musical instrument and use it to play a part in a piece for four players.

There are opportunities to explore rhythm, simple melody lines and the arrangement of parts.

This resource...

What Display Will Your Class Share?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and produce a classroom display about a current topic in another subject.

The children will work in groups and as a whole class. The display should be useful in the classroom, durable, re-usable and look attractive...

What Shape Should Your Pastry Be?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which children design and make a new pastry product for a particular group of people.

The product will be based on the children's experience of the traditional jam tart and each child will carry out market research to identify...

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...

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