Thursday, 12 February 2015

Year 5 DT: The Surface of the Moon

After researching the terrain of the moon, Year 5 pupils enjoyed getting messy dipping their hands into glue and water to make papier-mâché models of the lunar surface. They learned to identify the names of different features including: rills, mons, montes, craters, mare and marie. In addition, pupils enjoyed learning about existing moon vehicles and exploring the different design features required for the vehicle’s purpose. They used this knowledge to design and build their own prototype moon buggies.

Examples of these are now being exhibited in the main corridor in Hacton.