Today, Kahlo Class took part in a Design and Technology workshop with Stephen Guy where we learnt about different mechanisms and machines.
We looked at different inventions which use mechanisms. They were made from wood, cardboard and other recycled materials (even a water bottle!). There were also some wind up toys, which the pupils enjoyed playing with.
The inventions used levers, springs, cam mechanisms and cranks. Some of the machines had “snail” cams and “egg” cams, named after their unique shapes.
After we explored all the machines, we got to make one ourselves! The children had to build to machines using a carboard box, chopsticks, small circular cardboard pieces and a wooden handle.
Once we had the finished machines – and had tested the cranks worked! – it was time to get creative and add our personal touches!
Thank you Steve for an amazing workshop. We are so proud of our work that all of our machines are on display for the rest of the school to see!