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Learning at Black Country Living Museum

Key Stage 2-3 Fairgrounds

Focus: Mechanical Systems      Capacity: 35 students      Cost: £8 per student

To design, make and evaluate a toy fairground ride.

This workshop develops an understanding of mechanical systems and how they can be driven by electricity. It makes direct links between design & technology,literacy and history.

 

Objectives:

  • To understand how gears and pulleys work
  • To investigate fairground rides through a visit, a handling collection and the use of ICT
  • To design, make and evaluate a product that considers the needs and interests of the user

 

Associated Resources

Project Planner

Linking to the D&T Association resources Projects on a Page

 

Pre-visit

Understanding Fairgrounds PowerPoint      

 

Post Visit Resources

Worksheet 1: Investigating Mechanisms

Design, Make and Evaluate Assignment PowerPoint

User Questionnaire

Worksheet: My Pitch

 

Booking a Visit

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Our Booking Team are available to offer help and advice when planning a visit. All educational groups must book in advance.

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Did you know?

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Birmingham based Mamod's Traction Engine model TE1a won ‘Boys toy of the year’ award in 1972.

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