Making connections - structures

This idea will develop a knowledge and understanding of structure and introduce a variety of design and development techniques. Young people will work on individual designs, developing ideas in collaboration with other class members to reach a final storage solution, which they will make from a material provided by the teacher. Preferably wood or plastic. They will present their finished products to a local designer/manufacturer for feedback.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge of structures gained and enhanced 
• Enterprising skills enhanced - application of knowledge to solve a real design problem to satisfy design criteria 
• Develop employability skills communication, planning, organisation, time management, researching, analysing, co-operating, contributing, reporting, problem solving, justifying and manufacturing 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by taking leadership to develop project down chosen route. Working with minimum inform teacher 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of ACfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CFE Technology

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