Cardboard Structures

IKEA have written to your school asking them to invent a new way to use their biggest waste product - CARDBOARD. Working in teams or independantly pupils will have to explore cardboard and its uses as well as understand what it is that makes a structure strong enough to support an adults weight. For this project to work you will need:

  • Craft knives
  • Cutting matts
  • Gum tape
  • Glue Gun
  • Endless recycled cardboard
  • tape measure

Pupils will learn all about the properties of cardboard, what is meant by the term corrigatuion, the 6 R’s of sustainability, markket research and the differences between primary and secondary research. I have taught this as our firs introduction to KS4 Design and Technology project. Pupils have enjoyed it and the end results have astounded me. Please feel free to ask after you have purchased for a version that you can edit if you like.

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Created: Jun 21, 2019

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