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Age range: 5-7
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T

Grab it

Making a grabber

A mechanism is a device that changes movement in some way. Linkages are a type of mechanism. There are different types of linkage, each of which change movement in different ways.

This could be used as a short design and make project in Key Stage 2, or as the design and modelling stages of a project to make a grabber out of resistant materials.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity, pupils will make a 'grabber' device from card.

The activity sheet includes teachers' notes, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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