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Design Technology: Fairground Rides

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Focus on Fairground Rides is an interactive resource supporting the teaching of Design Technology KS2 and KS3 Fairground themed control projects.

This resource encourages research into the design of ride layouts and includes sections examining: Pulleys Systems, Types of Motion, Gear Systems, Switching Circuits, Technical Vocabulary, On-Screen Testing.

Perfect for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Focus on Fairground Rides for KS2 and KS3 DT is available as an installable Windows PC program or via the Focus eLearning web server.

Windows software single user licence: £29.95
Windows software site licence: £99.95
Compatible with: Focus has version available for Windows, Mac, iPad and Android devices. .
Encourage Research Structured to encourage students of all abilities to conduct research into the design of ride layouts, mechanisms and electric circuits, this simple-to-use learning aid includes sections covering:

  • Pulley systems
  • Switching circuits
  • Types of motion
  • Gear systems
  • Technical vocabulary
  • Interactive on-screen test
Interactive Animations 2 roundabout High quality 3D animations are available in addition to the photographic images, written descriptions and videos of each toy's mechanical structure. At the click of a button the internal mechanism of each model can be revealed.
Switching Circuits Switching Circuits The program's step-by-step on-screen circuit builder provides a safe, simple and fun way to learn about the control of motors using simple switching circuits.
On-screen Testing Students can check their knowledge and understanding using the on-screen testing module. Displayed in a multiple choice format, students receive instant feedback as they answer each question.

On-screen Testing
Ideal for use with LCD projectors and interactive whiteboards
Integrated 2D graphics module horse-fairground Focus on Fairground Rides has a built in 2D drawing program to help students design and decorate their own rides. The program comes with a library of pre-drawn images that can be edited to suit individual needs, saved and printed out for use as templates. Images are fully scalable, with no loss of detail, and can be exported for use in other programs.

A set of tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on how to draw different shapes and use the program.
'Ride Drive' Ride Drive Usually £14.95 but you can buy it for £12.95 when you buy an unlimited Time and user License of the Software!!
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