There's plenty of information on cams, linkages and levers, even gears! Plenty to support a project on moving toys including animations and pictures of moving toys.
Good simple un-pickable demonstration of how a cam works in a toy. Beats trying to track down transparent toys down the High Street at the weekend.
Range of helpful resources including movie files that aims to teach Y5 and Y6 children about gears and how they work.
Attractive online versions of the Flying Pig 'cut-out and make' packs you may have seen in the shops. Good animations that show what may be achieved in terms of cams, axles etc.
A look at the Covent Garden Mechanical toy shop, which makes mechanical moving toys. We see one of the toys being made and consider how a toy can be made to move without electricity. From the BBC.
Nothing very fancy here, just a useful set of movies of fairground rides. Some evidently complex mechanisms in place that may be simplified for pupils' use. Videos seem to be in a variety of formats but mainly mpeg. Click on the thumbnail images of rides to download the videos - make sure your media player is up to date.
Selection of moving toys, made from wood and card. Some resources to purchase as well, but there is plenty online free of charge.
Lovely wooden kits for sale via this site, but you can use it on the white board to show your class animations of their lovely wooden models. To see the videos, which are of a good high quality, click on one of the model photos then click Watch Video (top right).
A puppeteer shows us three different types of puppets - a string-operated marionette, a stick-operated tabletop puppet and a glove puppet - and explains their different characteristics. Puppet-makers then demonstrate some of the tools they use to chisel and sand wooden parts and to cut and glue foam and fabric.
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