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Thrills and Spills topic... please help!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by l.wood2, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Hi

    Just looking for inspiration really and any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

    Next half term we are doing a topic named Thrills and Spills to include Science - Forces, and DT - mechanisms. We were thinking along the lines of fairground rides but we need an exciting point to begin the topic . We can't go on a school trip and funds are limited so I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas of how we could grab the children's attention ( I know a topic on fairground rides should grab attention but we have quite hard to motivate year5/6's)
    Also I am a little worried about the mechanisms bit as I have never taught this before and it is not my strong point!

    Any help at all would be greatly, greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Have a look at these sites:
    Whole project info here with pictures and videos:
    http://www.primarydesigntechnology.co.uk/index_files/Page659.htm

    Scroll down or click the link in the topics box on this page for resources and some great videos which might help with your introduction:
    http://www.heath.derbyshire.sch.uk/curic_dthome.html#Fairgrounds

    Look at this site for your own technical knowledge. It has the mechanisms for a buggy, but a lot of what is shown is general to lots of projects. Video explanation of gears etc. Looks really good!
    http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/10.cfm?s=10&m=55&p=117,index

    There are also some resources on this site which might help with technical knowledge and further ideas:
    http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/dandt/dandt3.htm

    Hope this helps. I'm not a D&T person, but have had to teach it in the past!


     
  3. Thank you so much for those, I am sure they will really help! Thank you again/!
     
  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    You're welcome [​IMG]

     
  5. Thanks Marlin, really appreciate it. :))[​IMG]
     

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