Science / DT Project – Design a Board game with a Moving Part

In Earth class this term for science we have been learning all about keeping healthy and what things we can do to help our bodies staying healthy. To recall our learning about healthy living, we created a board game that featured different things we need to do to stay healthy, or things we shouldn’t do. For designing the board game we then used our DT learning to build a moving part as part of our game. We focused on either using a slider or pivot spinner as our moving part. By looking first at some popular games, we look at them for inspiration to then add to our own games. From this we then designed a game with our moving part, tested and built the different components to our games, and then evaluated our board games by playing them and writing instructions. Here is a collection of some of the learning journey we took.