Age range: 7-11
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T
  • Science

Amazing animals

A graphics project making animals that move!

In this activity learners will learn about simple mechanisms (cams and linkages) within a graphics project. Learners will have an opportunity to use templates to help them cut out the parts for a cardboard Amazing Animal.

They will make the parts of a simple mechanism using cams and linkages, which will be attached to a round shaft made from a skewer. This will allow the legs on the Amazing Animal to move up and down slowly.

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