Monday, 22 June 2015
We are just starting a cross-curricular unit on toys. We'll cover history, science and technology. We are using several schemes of work from the old UK National Curriculum website.
How are our toys different from those in the past?
Pushes and pulls
Forces and movement
Magnets and springs
Forces in action
We'll also be making some moving toys inspired by the Tinkering Studio.
To get us started today we went to the Museum of Sydney for the Toys Through Time exhibition. Here we investigated toys from the past and how they compare to modern toys today. The children picked up the free activity trail in the gallery. It was hard to get photos with the low lighting and reflections.
We also took the trail around the permanent galleries.
Over the next few weeks we'll be making our own toys and conducting lots of experiments to see how toys work. Pop back soon.