Purpose of workshop: To demonstrate how K'NEX can be used for building simple machines, so as to meet the needs of the Design & Technology curriculum at Key Stages 2 and 3.
Who is the workshop for: All teachers and support staff at Key Stage 2, and Design & Technology teachers and support staff at Key Stage 3.
Prior knowledge required: No prior experience with KNEX is required, and you definitely do not need to be "good at technology"!
Workshop content: The workshop can be delivered in a 90-minute or half-day format. Each delegate will receive a copy of the workshop slides. A typical agenda is as follows:
1. Presentation - An introduction to building machines with K'NEX. 2. Practical session - build a K'NEX Fan from instructions. 3. Presentation - Using the K'NEX "Introduction to Simple machines: Gears" set. 4. Practical session - Convert your fan into a wind machine.
Practical sessions: Delegates will work in small groups for the practical sessions, which are designed to be light-hearted and enjoyable as well being informative.
For more information: Please email us if you wish to find out more about this training workshop.