The Earth in Space
When considering Roamer's use within this theme/topic there are 4 suggested lines of development within a D&T activity:
Creating the context
Depending upon the age and experience of the children there are many starting points that the teacher may wish to consider:
As well as using Roamer as the basis for an exploratory vehicle, teachers may wish to consider the use of other equipment. The Roamer jackets, design pack, control box, lights, motors and sensors could all be of value in extending this activity. Naturally the children may wish to develop the vehicle by using materials such as plastics, wood, card, Inventa and also by the use of graphic media.
One potentially exciting development could come from the children investigating the possibilities of attaching a tape recorder or a video camera to Roamer and sending Roamer on some explorations around the school to gather evidence. This would, in the case of using a video camera, give some novel and stimulating material to view when it had returned from its amazing journey!
A suggested hierarchy of Roamer applications:
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