Focus on Mechanical Toys

Focus on Mechanical Toys 2.0

Learn & conduct your own investigations into the basic principles of mechanisms (See all)

This easy-to-use resource is perfect for whole class DT whiteboard teaching and individual study.

Structured to encourage students of all abilities to conduct their own investigations into the basic principles of mechanisms, this simple-to-use learning aid includes sections covering:

- Types of motion
- Cams and followers
- Levers and linkages
- Pulley systems
- Gear systems
- Technical vocabulary

Mechanical Toys Design Technology software and VLE SCORM resource supports the teaching of KS2 and KS3 Mechanical and Moving Toy themed projects.

The program has two main areas which can be chosen from the tool bar at the top of the screen.

- the mechanical toys view gives an animated 3D view of various mechanical toys, together with information, photos and videos.
- the design a toy view is a 2D drawing program with a library of clip art.

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