An engaging design task to encourage creative thinking and design engineering.
Have you ever wanted to travel into space? Here’s your chance!
This design activity allows students to design, plan and make a space rocket using various craft materials. The resource includes a task overview and a student planning sheet.
Students use the Engineering Design Process to generate new ideas
Have you heard of the Engineering Design Process? By following a series of steps, students can bring their unique ideas for their space rocket to life. The steps include:
- Asking questions
- Brainstorming ideas
- Planning the product
- Creating the product
- Making improvements
- Sharing products
Perhaps you might like to create a space classroom display to show off your students’ amazing designs!
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Art and design
Pupils should be taught: to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products; to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination; to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in...
- Art and design
Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Pupils should be taught: to create sket...
- Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Key Stage 1 (KS1) covers students in Year 1 and Year 2.
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
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