KS1 DT – Levers and Wheels

This week KS1 have been learning about levers and wheels in our Mechanisms unit.

First we learnt how to make holes and cut windows safely and then how to use split pins to make joins.

Next, they looked at a range of moving picture examples and explored the movements each would make.

They learnt that a lever moves around a pivot in an oscillating movement and a wheel has a rotary (circular) movement around a fixed point.

KS1 then had the challenge of making a prototype of each! Well done KS1, they were great!

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