Design and Technology - Ideas
If you want to make a tasty sandwich, first you must decide what to put in it.

Design and Technology - Ideas

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Design and Technology for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically it looks at creating and developing ideas. It is one of 10 quizzes to help you with designing and making useful things, and finding out about how things are made.

What is Design and Technology? It is all about having ideas and developing them - designing useful things, creating them and then trying them out. There are lots of different ways of making things, from cooking to woodwork, building to sewing. In this quiz you can find out a little bit more about the steps needed to make something really useful.

  1. Harry is going to make a bridge for his toy cars. His teacher says; ‘First you need an idea, then you need to do a design. After that you need to build the bridge. Then you need to test it. All the steps have to be .....’
    So, what is the first thing Harry needs to do?
  2. What is Harry’s idea?
    Harry starts with the idea of a bridge, so he can have more fun playing with his toy cars
  3. Which of these will Harry need to think about?
    There are lots of things Harry will need to think about - can you think of any more?
  4. Harry draws a plan of his bridge on a piece of paper. Harry is _________ his bridge.
    Can you draw a design for Harry’s bridge?
  5. Harry decides to _____ his bridge from three pieces of wood.
    What would you use to build Harry’s bridge?
  6. Harry has to cut the pieces of wood. What does he use to cut the pieces of wood?
    Harry has to cut the pieces of wood to just the right length. How can he measure their length?
  7. Harry tests his bridge. Unfortunately, the bridge falls down. What should Harry do?
    Not everything works first time!
  8. What do we call someone who comes up with lots of practical ideas?
    Do you know the names of any inventors? What did they invent?
  9. Sunil has had an idea for a really tasty sandwich. What should he do first?
    Sunil needs to get everything in the right order
  10. Mark is going to make a bag for his Mum. Mark has had an idea. He has drawn a design for the bag. What should Mark do next?
    What material would you use to make a bag?

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