The Explorer – Raft Building Project

The Explorer – Raft Building Project

Help build a raft for Fred, Con, Lila, Max and Bacca so they can escape the dangers of the rainforest down the Amazon river!

This is a unique Design & Technology project linked to English work or a topic on The Amazon Rainforest and the story The Explorer, by Katherine Rundell.

This Upper KS2 unit of work consists of five fun lessons, linked to the primary framework objectives. Consisting of a PowerPoint presentation and 5 lesson’s worth of supporting activities.

Children will:
Evaluate raft designs
Complete a mini raft challenge
Create initial ideas with teamwork and to a set ratio
Construct a final design with labels and measurements
Build a final raft from a set criteria
test the raft
Evaluate own raft and the work of others

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