“Travel through construction in the world of Technology, Science, Mathematics and Art.”
TechCard has been created specifically for teaching Design Technology in Primary Schools and is also increasingly used to
investigate key elements of the Architecture, Science and Maths curriculums. TechCard is also an ideal resource for STEAM projects and learning. The idea is to use simple materials to create working models that let children discover and investigate important principles in a hands-on way. Learning through construction, experimentation and play makes learning both fun and memorable. TechCard technology has been used in schools around the world for 20 years and has now been completely revised to make it even more relevant to today’s teaching needs.
Young students learn about simple machines and create simple models with connectors and levers! They explore and discover why different materials are used for different processes and how materials are shaped to become more robust!
The materials that things are made from are formed into different shapes and arranged according to the task they are to do. Everything around us, whether occurring naturally or made by us, is the shape it is for a reason. By building experimental models and testing their operation, children explore how a material can be formed into different shapes and, consequently, gain different properties and increase its strength and usefulness. They observe and find out how each structure is able to deal with the forces acting on it and correlate the function of the model with corresponding real-world examples or examples through movies, books, television and history. Using their favorite colors, stickers and other decorative objects, students give their own touch to the construction, making it a personalized model!
- Mechanical Puppet
- Crane – Tower
- Marble Run
- Crane – Lever
- Triangular Bridge