Technology for Fun

TTS Balloon buggy class kit - key stage 2 curriculum links

Curriculum links

Science: Forces; identify the effects of friction that act between moving surfaces; compare how things move on different surfaces. Pupils should experience forces that make things begin to move, get faster or slow down. Pupils should explore the effects of friction on movement and find out how it slows or stops moving objects.


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: Design; design purposeful, functional, appealing products based on design criteria; generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas.


Design and Technology: use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (for example cutting, shaping, joining and finishing); use a wide range of materials and components according to their characteristics.


Design and Technology: Evaluate; evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria.


Design and Technology: Technical knowledge; understand and use mechanical systems in their products (for example wheels, axles and bearings).


Mathematics: Measurement; Measure lengths; Identify pairs of parallel lines, Record time, Compare duration of events; Calculate average speed.

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