Year 3

# To design a product criteria, meeting the needs of the user

In this lesson, we will design our own ideas using mechanisms, describing ideas using the correct vocabulary and making sure that it is suitable for our target market. We will present our ideas to other people, gathering their opinions to help us to improve our ideas. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

Year 3

# To design a product criteria, meeting the needs of the user

In this lesson, we will design our own ideas using mechanisms, describing ideas using the correct vocabulary and making sure that it is suitable for our target market. We will present our ideas to other people, gathering their opinions to help us to improve our ideas. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. generate realistic ideas, focusing on the needs of the user
2. share and clarify ideas through discussion

### Equipment

Card, paper, masking tape, paper fasteners, glue stick, scissors

### Content guidance

• Equipment requiring safe usage.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

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### 4 Questions

Q1.
What is a mechanism?
A mechanical robot.
Where materials are static and do not move.
Correct answer: Where materials or components are connected to make movement.
Q2.
What is a lever?
A lever is a movement separate to a pivot.
A lever means to level something.
Correct answer: A lever moves around a pivot. It can move in a curved motion or rotation.
Q3.
What does an oscillating movement means?
Correct answer: A movement which is back and forth in an arc.
A rotating movement.
An up and down movement.
Q4.
What does a fixed pivot mean when we are using card and a split pin?
Correct answer: A fixed pivot is when a split pin joins the card strips to the backing card.
A fixed pivot is when only the split pin is attached to the card strip.
A fixed pivot means everything is fixed so nothing can move.

## Exit quiz

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### 3 Questions

Q1.
What are we designing?
A moving vehicle.
Correct answer: A persuasive picture with moving parts.
A poster with no moving parts.
Q2.
What does being persuasive mean?
Correct answer: To convince someone to do or believe something through reasoning or temptation.
To give extra information about a mechanism.
To make someone do as you say by force.
Q3.
The design criteria says the picture must be ...