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Electrical Kaleidoscopes  Design and Technology Autumn 1 2018

For the first half of the Autumn term, Year 3 have been designing and making their own Electrical Kaleidoscopes! We started this Design and Technology topic by disassembling torches and investigating electrical circuits. Next, the children each made a switch and added these to their circuits. Then came the part everyone had been waiting for...making our own kaleidoscopes! Finally, we added everything together and - Hey Presto! - working Electrical Kaleidoscopes!  Each group's model works and Miss Blake is extremely proud of our excellent designs!

Erupting Volcanoes! Design and Technology Autumn 2 2018

Initially, Year 3 researched the three different types of volcanoes (Composite, Cinder cone and Shield) and practised drawing diagrams to show the differences between each type. The children then researched the internet, using the Ipads, to compile fact files on volcanoes. Year 3 practised creating diagrams to show a cross-section of the layers and parts of the volcano. Finally, having investigated a variety of moving levers and linkages, the children made opening flap booklets, with several layers.  Volcanoes with "erupting" lava were created using levers made from split pins and card.  

Erupting volcanoes using levers and linkages