Wooden Models

How things move

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About the Project

This booklet is designed to be used alongside a set of 12 wooden models - commissioned by the Primary Science Teaching Trust, with the intention of creating a beautiful, hands-on resource. By engaging with these models in class, you will soon discover that they can not only be used to explain and demonstrate science topics, but also provide inspiration in Design & Technology and link with History topics.

This booklet contains ideas on how to use the models in your classroom, from generating interest, activities for use in a lesson, application to real life contexts and also cross-curricular links. The ideas and activities in this booklet have been tried and tested in various classrooms with children from Year 2 to Year 6. In this booklet you will find an information sheet on each of the 12 individual models, with background information, movements demonstrated, real life applications, links to videos and pictures. The activities do not need to be used as a whole lesson. You can design an introductory 10 minute activity with the models, or a full 60 minute workshop on 'How Things Move'. Finally, you will find photocopiable sheets for children to record their findings during the activities.

For more information on the Wooden Models - please contact info@pstt.org.uk

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Wooden Models Booklet [9.39MB]