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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • D & T
  • Maths

Luggage of the future

Designing a new way of carrying things.

People need to able to carry their luggage when travelling, such as when going abroad on holiday. Can you design the luggage of the future?

This resource focusses on designing a new item of luggage that travellers can use to store and carry their belongings. Learners will create a list of design criteria for the luggage, apply mathematical knowledge in measuring the objects that need to be carried, then design the luggage itself.

You will need:

  • Pencils
  • Rulers
  • Tape measures (if available)
  • A3 and A4 paper as required

And please do share your learning highlights and final creations with us on social media @IETeducation or send them via email to to be featured in our online gallery.

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