Pupils design and create a traditional style canoe, emulating primitive technologies from around the world. They use research to inform the design of a product, recording their ideas appropriately, then select appropriate materials and tools to build their design, and making modifications in response to problems they encounter. Finally they test and evaluate the product against their initial criteria.
By the end of the activity students will:
• Have used research to develop and design a canoe, creating plans and drawings to work from
• Have selected appropriate tools, methods and materials to construct their design
• Tested their constructions, evaluating performance against their design criteria
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