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Design and Technology Unit 4b – Story books.

                                                    This unit is aimed at children in Year 4.

                                                    A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Design and Technology Unit 4b: Story books.

                                                    For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

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Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit 4b

(9 pages)

To use appropriate technical vocabulary to describe materials and mechanisms

Vocabulary to use during the unit – 4 words on each page

Books and cards with different mechanisms

 (1 page)

To investigate and evaluate products with lever and linkages systems, in order to learn how they function

Investigate, explore and record books and cards with different types of lever and linkage systems

Investigating a pop up book

(1 pages)

To relate the way things work to their intended purpose

Record the suitability of the different aspects of a pop up book

Make a mouth pop up

(4 pages)

To measure, mark out, cut and shape a range of materials, using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques

Illustrations and instructions to make a mouth pop up

 

Pop up Christmas tree

(8 pages)

To join and combine materials and components accurately in temporary and permanent ways

Full instructions and illustrations to make a pop up Christmas tree

Pop up card mechanisms 1

(3 pages)

To learn how simple mechanisms can be used to produce different types of movement

Explanation and illustrated instructions to practise making V fold mechanisms and internal stand mechanisms

Pop up card mechanisms 2

(1 page)

To learn how simple mechanisms can be used to produce different types of movement

Explanation and illustrated instructions to practise making rotary card mechanisms

Move the cow’s legs

(1 page)

To learn how simple mechanisms can be used to produce different types of movement

Cut out and link the given pieces to make the cow move its legs

Card linkages

(2 pages)

To learn how simple mechanisms can be used to produce different types of movement

Copy the drawings and use strips of cards and split pins to make the card linkages move in different ways

Parallel slide mechanism

(1 page)

To learn how simple mechanisms can be used to produce different types of movement

Basic construction of parallel slide.. Design own card with slider.

Design decisions

(1 page)

To explore, develop and communicate aspects of their design proposals

Decide  and record about the design of the pop up book (e.g. pages, who for, what mechanisms )

Story books plan

(1 page)

To develop a clear idea of what has to be done, planning how to use materials, equipment and processes, and suggesting alternative methods of making, if the first attempts fail

Show the ideas and plans to make a story book in pairs

Pop up evaluation

 (1 page)

To evaluate their design ideas as these develop, indicating ways of improving their ideas and to evaluate the book against the original design criteria

Answer the questions to write up the evaluation of the pop up product

 

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