Early Years Design and Technology Book A by Rob Nelson
The two books in this series have been developed by primary school teacher, Rob Nelson, in response to requests from teachers for design and technology challenges that are suitable for the first three years of school. Each book contains fifteen fun and humorous challenges which present opportunities for problem-solving, ingenuity, co-operative work, making links and coming up with workable solutions. Equipment requirements are simple and challenges can be completed at home as well as school.
The series has two kinds of pages, one for teachers and one for children.
- For Teachers – these pages outline the equipment, procedures, hints and possible follow up activities teachers may find of value. A suggested procedure is available for teachers. It is recommended that teachers allow children to solve the design problems on their own, but they can make suggestions if the children are stuck. All of these activities will need to be framed by a real-life (or imaginary) context in order for the children to make connections and ask appropriate questions
- For Children – these challenge pages are really design briefs. They can be photocopied onto cards and laminated for the children or enlarged to A3 for class posters. Each page outlines what the children are to do. The language is relatively simple. A materials list is also included to allow children to obtain their own materials
BOOK A Contents:
- Pencil Box
- Musical Instrument
- Back Scratcher
- Surprise Bag
- Paper Kite
- Paper Dolls
- Newspaper Tent
- Paper House
- MATERIALS LIST
About the Author
Rob is the Principal of Bannockburn Primary. He has been a teacher, science consultant and leader of specialisation initiatives in Science and Technology. Rob is a guest lecturer for teachers in training. Rob has written teaching materials in science, maths and technology that are used widely.
Author: Rob Nelson Age Suitability: 4-7 Publication Date: 2006 Extent: A4 Photocopiable Book – 44 Pages ISBN: 9781869682842