This design and technology workshop is a teamwork activity recommended for Years 5 and 6. Pupils have to move ‘precious cargo’ from the mine to the docks, where it is transferred from a train onto ‘ships’ and exported. There are a number of problems to be solved which include the construction of a marble run, constructing and control of a level crossing and building a crane and two electric railway systems.
It is a large scale, hands-on activity which needs a large space, such as the school hall. It incorporates elements of the science and technology curriculum such as: conductors and circuits, controllable vehicles, alarms and moving toys.
The aims of this workshop are for your pupils to experience, through a ‘real’ technology task:
- listening & explaining
- learning about real-world applications of engineering.
A real engineer can be requested to visit during this workshop via our links to STEM Ambassadors. Please ask when booking.
5 & 6
A whole day: 2 x 2 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £380 per day
Morning only: 1 x 2 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £255 per morning
All materials and equipment provided. Maximum class numbers = 36 pupils
You will need to provide 4 adult helpers in addition to the class teacher for each session/workshop