Technology for Fun
TTS Motorised vehicle class kit - key stage 2 curriculum links
Science: Electricity; construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts; recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit; recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors; use their circuits to create simple devices; represent a simple circuit in a diagram using recognised symbols; pupils should be taught about precautions for working safely with electricity.
Science: Forces; identify the effects of friction that act between moving surfaces; recognize that some mechanisms including pulleys allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Design and Technology; Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.
Design and Technology: Technical knowledge; apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures; understand and use mechanical systems in their products (for example pulleys, wheels and axles); understand and use electrical systems in their products (for example series circuits incorporating switches and motors).
Mathematics: Measurement; Measure lengths; Compare duration of events; Measure angles in degrees; Calculate average speed.