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By Katherine Hann is Head of Education at the Commonwealth Museum, Bristol.

Use Bob the Builder and Friends as a stimulus for exploring and making moving machines.

activity

Modelling the moving parts of machines.

you will need

Bob the Builder books; construction kits (LEGO and K’Nex etc); collection of toy vehicles with moving parts (eg cranes, diggers, fire engines); thin card; paper fasteners; modelling materials (including string, Blu-Tack, elastic bands, wheels, cotton reels, paper clips, drinking straws, pipe cleaners; dowelling, matchboxes etc).

whole class

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