Within the general Design and Technology area children are able to find lots of information and activities relating to crafts, materials, tools and structures. There are links to many external Design and Technology-related websites including Lego, Babloo and a range of other relevant websites containing projects and resources suitable for Key Stage 2 learning.
The Structures area of the KS2 Design and Technology section includes a collection of interactive activities and projects. The fun projects encourage children to make their own structures including a pinhole camera, a tubal roller coaster, a spaghetti glider, a straw tower and a sun clock.
The Textiles area includes a variety of textile-related Design and Technology projects including making a puppet, an egg cosy and a money container.
Children are also able to enhance their knowledge of Food through a range of information, facts and activities relating to healthy eating, the history of food, genetic modification, food safety and nutrition. There are a number of simple recipes for children, such as making bread and sandwiches, as well as information about the importance of eating five-a-day.
In the Control Mechanisms area children are able to learn all about amusement parks, including how they work, and are even able to try to build one. They are also able to learn how different inventions work, including learning about pendulum clocks, fireworks, pneumatic mechanisms and machines. The Control Mechanisms section also includes information and activities relating to building a robo-copter, building a siege engine, dissembling a torch, creating a spinning top and many more fun activities suitable for children at Key Stage 2 level.
Within the Design area children are able to print off a number of worksheets to help with their design projects. These include designing a playground, a classroom, a mechanism and a structure. There are also some design tips from a Design and Technology student.
The resources and activities in the KS2 Design and Technology section are in an interactive, online, or printable format that brings a differing dynamic to the subject for children studying at Key Stage 2.
Aunt Annies Craft Page - Lots of information and ideas about art and craft.
Awesome Library for Kids - Click on Projects and try making a Sundial, Robot or even learn about Nutrition.
Connected Earth - Excellent web site all about communication with lots of information and interactive activities.
Crafts - Lots of ideas and information about designing and making things.
D & T Online - A comprehensive site dedicated to Design and Technology. Includes electronics, food etc.
Different Tools - Name the tool interactive activity.
Lego - The official Lego site.
Make Things with Little Animals - Lots of activities for you to do including recipes - for younger children.
Nuffield Primary D&T - The Nuffield Primary D&T Project is developing materials to teach children the knowledge and skills.
Pitara Whys and Hows - A vast collection of articles which explain how different structures work.
The Technology Student - Information and resources for Design and Technology
Tool Clipart - A selection of clipart images of various tools.
Tool Quiz - Interactive task deciding which tool should be used for which job.
Whizzball! - A fantastic puzzles testing your mechanical planning.