In this session the children work in groups of 3 to design and build Lego tanks. We look at strong structures, fixing on motors and batteries. We learn how caterpillar tracks work and fix them to our tanks. I set tank challenges and we end the day with a tank battle.
In this session we cover the following.
Measurements: Measuring speed over 10m and calculating the time it would take to cover 100m and 1km.
Geomentry: Looking at angles of 90 and 45 degrees (22.5 & 67.5 degrees if appropriate) discovering the effects of different angles.
Fractions: Using collected data.
Algebra: Using A divided by B to calculate the gradient of a hill.
Statistics: Record data in a table and calculate data.
Design and Technology:
Design: Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas through discussion.
Make: Select from a range of components.
Evaluate: Evaluate ideas and model against design criteria and consider the views of others.
Technical Knowledge: Apply understanding of how to strengthen and reinforce more complex structures. Understand and use mechanical systems.
Science: Predicting outcomes. Fair tests.
History: World War 1 & 2
Session runs for a whole day. From £150 depending on location