It’s amazing how many curriculum topics can be explored with a TechCard model!
Many topics across the maths, science and technology curriculums are interrelated and can be understood more easily by investigating a working mechanical model.
For example, if you investigate a model that incorporates a simple lever, you discover one of the most important technological devices ever invented, explore mathematical concepts such as ratios and see the science of forces in action!
Here, pupils are using TechCard models to explore muscle and skeleton connections and discovering the parallels between mechanisms in the mechanical world and the way our bodies work.
The cable and hinge on a drawbridge work like the muscle and joint of our elbows.
The links below set out how the various TechCard kits can be used to explore multi curriculum topics.
Photos: Thanks to Alan Appleby and the pupils of Stonehill International School, India.