This resource 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 fi nd 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.
The activities have all been tried with children from infant classes and they were successful!