Design and Technology KS2: How to create a structure with angled walls
Presenters Lauren Layfield and Joe Tracini and The Dengineers team help sports fan Maddie from Birmingham create a stadium-style den.
The design involves creating walls that angle outward, which provides a challenge to make the structure stable and balanced.
They demonstrate how by keeping the centre of gravity low with a wide base and not going over the tipping point the structure is stabilised.
This could be used to introduce the process of design and as a prompt for class discussion and learning in areas, such as initial research, designing and making a structure. They could investigate the tipping point of structures with different centers of gravity.
This clip will be relevant for teaching Design and Technology at KS2 in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and 1st and 2nd level in Scotland.