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Full STEAM Ahead! 

Using Design Technology for making Moving Monsters



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Imagine… a world of innovative, communicative, collaborative and thoughtful problem-solvers.

Using a range of STEAM projects chosen for our Academy students, the children will:

Research, design, learn about the properties of materials and how to test them, construct, adapt and evaluate to solve problems. Having learnt a range of techniques, the children will identify personal topics of interest for their own research and moving monsters.

Learning Outcomes

  • Research, design, make and test moving monsters

  • Design and create a series of photo-boards for hydraulic and pneumatic pressure

  • Investigate materials and fabrics and fastenings

  • Design, create and make levers, cams and pressure based moving parts for monsters

  • Recycle materials from previous projects

  • Use a range of joining techniques safely and responsibly

  • Work safely with tools


2 hours per week for 8 weeks in Term 3

Target Age

9 -13  year olds


Thursdays 1 - 3pm