24 May 2018

L5 Teach Plastics to Year 1

The L5 DT group went over to the infants school to teach Year 1 about plastics. They had prepared a presentation including an introduction which involved learning the spellings of plastic and talks about using the strip heater and injection moulding machine including videos and practical demonstrations. This was followed by an interactive session learning about the properties of plastics and finally a treasure hunt to seek out items made from plastic hidden in the classroom.

The Year 1 group seemed to enjoy it particularly the practical demonstrations and when they could get involved with the hand signals describing properties and the treasure hunt!

The L5 found it a challenge to teach information about plastics to younger children but they did well and the session was a success. Hopefully they will remember what they have done and it might even help with revision!

24th May 2018