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.
Beginner's Bread Rolls - Information about making bread rolls
Bread and Sandwiches - Interactive whiteboard activity about bread and sandwiches
Chocolate - If you crave chocolate like I do then this is the site for you. Visit the Amazon to learn where chocolate comes from and take a video tour of a chocolate plant.
Dole 5 A Day - Facts on fruit and vegetables from Dole Food Company.
Easy Recipes for Kids - A web page with simple recipes
Family Food Zone - The family food zone gives you food facts, recipes and advice.
Food Clipart - A selection of clipart depicting different types of food.
Food Safety Quiz - Interactive quiz about food safety.
Food Timeline - Follow the history of food in this interesting timeline.
foodfuture - A site from the Food and Drink Federation about genetic modification and food.
foodlink - Foodlink provides participants with the tools to organise awareness raising activities using a wealth of fun, innovative and attention grabbing ways to highlight good food safety practice.
From Potato to Packet - The site covers the history and making of potato crisps.
Healthy Eating - Interactive activity about eating in a healthy way.
Making Bread - Information about making bread
Milk - The official milk site from the Dairy Council.
Plan a Healthy Sandwich - A printable planning sheet to help plan a healthy diet
Sandwich Making - Interactive whiteboard activity about sandwich making
Sandwiches - Online recipes for sandwiches
Sunkist - Official site from Sunkist. Fun Zone, recipes and information.
Taste of Success - Sainsbury's Taste of Success web site
The British Nutrition Foundation - All you want to know about nutrition from the official site of the British Nutrition Foundation.
The World of Tea - A whole site dedicated to tea. You can find everything you want to know about this great drink.
Thorntons - The official Thorntons chocolate site.