Old Monster Dog:FOUNDATION-Design & Tech-Elaborate
Little J is initially scared to approach the ‘monster’ in the back yard. Encouraged to face his fears, he vows to catch the frilly-necked monster and sets about building a monster trap with the help of Levi.
Elaborate - Sequence steps for making designed solutions and working collaboratively.
Theme - MONSTER
Design and construct a frilly-necked monster costume or toy.
For the school fete: The class has a stall titled, ‘The Day of the Frilly-necked Monster’.
paper, cardboard, play dough, fabric, fibre, lego/duplo, food, recycled materials, etc.
- Construction techniques:
student’s choice to produce a three-dimensional product.
Students could work in pairs to design and construct their imaginary monster for a class stall and/or parade. Construction builds both fine and gross motor skills, coordination and metacognition. View Kid Engineer: The design process
Using the design process, ask students to develop ideas and solutions prior to beginning to model or construct their frilly-necked monster:
- Define the need
- Designing the solution
- Develop scaled drawings
- Make smaller models to test mechanics
- test, evaluate and re-design
- share the design and receiving feedback
Once students have completed their frilly-necked monster, ask the class to reflect on the process they used to design and construct the design solution and answer the following questions:
- What do I like/dislike about it?
- How would I improve my design?
The illustrations and the explanations should be entered into their Design journal.
Suggested resources: For reference, students could adapt these dragon templates and construction techniques: