- D & T
3D shape nets – practical activity
Using 2D nets to make 3D shapes
- 30-59 mins
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Simple sliders and levers can be used to create movement in a picture. This activity teaches participants how levers and sliders work and how they can be used to create an engaging moving picture in a card or a book.
This could be used in Key Stage 1 as a stand-alone activity or as a KS1 introduction to a design and technology project, such as:
On completing either model, pupils could also apply colour to their mechanism or add details to the background.
In this activity, pupils will make models of a simple slider and a lever from card.
The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
All activity sheets and supporting resources for this KS1 DT activity are free to download and are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.
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