Unit 2C Winding Up
From the Nuffield foundation this resource looks at winding mechanisms, their design and uses. Developed from the QCA scheme of work, this report describes an activity in which children designed and made card cylinder winders that could wind up and down.
The activity was set in the context of a nursery rhyme in which the winders would be used to make models of the characters move. Children first looked at attaching string to the characters and then developed the idea of a simple card tube winder. They then explored ways of making the winder easier to use.
Photographs in the resource show examples of the winders produced and their use by the children as they enacted the nursery rhyme.
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