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This is an excellent follow on from the Learn Control activity!

A super activity that uses Design and Technology skills and knowledge of electricity. The end product is a frame consisting of an electrical belt and pulley mechanism that supports children own designs.

Key Stage Focus:KS2   Staffordshire STEM Activity - Fairground Rides


Main Curriculum links:

  • Science: Electricity circuits, materials
  • D&T: Structures and mechanisms
  • Literacy: Speaking and Listening, following instruction
  • PHSE: Teamwork
  • Maths: Measures
  • The activity takes approximately 2½ hours
  • Worktables or classroom is required
  • Ideal group sizes of about 30 pupils so two classes could be incorporated in a single day
  • All models are left with the children.
  • The activity can be delivered by the teacher over several lessons. Entrust STEM  can provide the consumable resources, pupil booklets, instructions and teachers guides to help alleviate the pressure of planning and preparation.
  • Alternatively Entrust STEM specialist staff could work alongside teachers and come into schools to deliver the practical aspect, leaving teachers to deliver any optional precursory or subsequent lessons.
Cost: Full day £575 - Half day £300
Resource only: £150 (for class of 30 working in pairs)
Teacher feedback:
"A good teamwork activity which allowed the children to use their learning of structures and mechanisms and create some wonderful, imaginative rides."
To book this activity please call the STEM team on 01785 895400.
We look forward to working with you!
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