■ To test and make adjustments to mechanisms when necessary
IDEAS FOR THIS KIT
■ Display - get your children to make a toy or moving feature that can be used in a school display
■ Set guidlines for the children to follow and ensure they have considered a user and purpose
■ Carnival - design and make a carnival fl oat for your local town carnival procession
■ Remember, with all D&T activities, a user and a purpose should be identifi ed at the start of the activity
1 Moving Toys Kit - KS2 Designed to be used when focusing on mechanisms in class. Get children to evaluate existing moving toys, which will help them understand how they work and the key features each toy should have. Children can then decide on which features they like and start designing their own moving toy. This kit provides a focused practical task for the whole class and can be adapted to fi t into different topics or themes. Contents: 100 lengths of 10mm square section wood, 30 mixed cams, 100 wooden wheels, 500 card triangles, 35 card boxes, 100 2mm thick card discs, paper fasteners, 5m of 8mm clear PVC tubing, 50 cotton reels, 10 card tubes, 20 lengths of dowel and D&T Association help sheet notes.