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Torches and Kaleidoscopes  Design and Technology Autumn 1 2019

For the first half of the Autumn term, Year 3 have been investigating torches and kaleidoscopes. We started this Design and Technology topic by disassembling torches and investigating the components inside with detailed diagrams. Then came the part everyone had been waiting for...making our own kaleidoscopes! First we decorated a carboard tube with our own designs. Then we inserted a triangular prism of mirrored card inside this tube, to add as the reflector. Finally, we took our kaleidoscopes around school and on the playground to investigate all the amazing patterns created by just simple, everyday objects! Hey Presto! - we are magicians!

9.10.19 Making our kaleidoscopes

9.10.19 Making our kaleidoscopes 1

Examples of diagrams completed in sketchbooks

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