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Animating the Past.

Who doesn’t love the ever-popular Wallace and Gromit? Stop motion animation isn’t limited to claymation; Tim Burton used stop-motion and puppets to create The Nightmare Before Christmas. Learners can use just about anything in their stop-motion animation, and thanks to digital cameras and computers, creating one is super easy! Necessary skills before the activity – How to  Full Article…


Small scale construction

Lesson ideas for Technology from Italy… Students use CAD or similar to design a simple building Students work in groups of  4/5 people with LEGO blocks to make small scale models of simple buildings. The geometric shapes are analysed and designed. Then the students study the proportions in relation to real sizes. The students then  Full Article…


Bridges For Animals – Belgium

Here is a complete lesson plan for a construction/CDT bridge building activity from Belgium… Capture the pupils attention at the start of the activity. Possibilities are A provoking question Storytelling Interesting facts Case studies “Our Lord Mayor wants to build a bridge for animals in our town. He organizes a contest and asks our school  Full Article…


Time is an illusion!

Age: 7-12yrs Ease: *** Overview Understanding how the world and everything in it changes over time is essential in order to understanding the concept of a day, week, season, year and the general concept of ‘time’. The children will have the opportunity to analyse how an object changes over time, be it a plant growing,  Full Article…