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Llanymynech Limestone Heritage Site

A Suggested Independent Day Visit For K S 2 Classes

Focus on Design and Technology

   – How mechanisms can be used to move things in different ways

Time

Activity

10.00

 Arrival

- Children walk to the Stables Block to leave coats and use toilets.

(Organise for the collection of the key when booking the visit)

The model of the Inclined Plane should not be visible at this point.

 

10.15

Visit to the Hoffmann Kiln

- The group visit the kiln to see it as it might have been in 1899 when it was about to be fired up for use

- After exploring the kiln, they are told about the purpose of the process involved and the working conditions of the job

- The different tramways and paths can be pointed out using the interpretation panel.

11.15

Tour of the quarries

- Children climb Llanymynech Hill to visit the quarries and view the kilns and other industrial remains along the recommended route, using information on the prompt cards provided on the website.

- Avoid explaining the purpose of the Brake Drum House, but ask the children what it may have been for.

- Questions - How could the limestone be removed from the rock face?

          - How could the limestone be carried down the hillside to the kiln?

          - How could empty trucks be returned up the hill 

12.30

Lunch

- Children return to Stables Block for packed lunch

- In groups, with adult supervision, they:

1) Attempt to identify different artefacts (Quiz)

2) Try moving a tramway truck

 

1.15

Stables Block

- Answers given to artefacts quiz

- Children give suggested answers to questions posed on the hillside.

- Children try out the model of the Inclined Plane

- Children read or listen to the story of the Cooper’s Rock Accident (1772) and are reminded of the generally difficult working conditions at Llanymynech.

- In groups they are then asked to think of safety rules that might have been introduced to prevent accidents.

 

2.15

Return

- Visit the toilets if necessary

- View the Montgomery Canal before meeting the coach in the car park

 

 

Follow Up Activities

1) Construction of a model inclined plane

(NC ref: Working with tools, equipment, materials components to make quality products)

This would be a design and make assignment using a range of materials including mechanical components, mouldable, stiff and flexible materials. There would be an emphasis upon how mechanisms can be used to make things move. Electrical components and simple switches could be incorporated into the design, provided the children were clear that the original mechanism was powered by gravity rather than any external source of power such as electricity.

- With or without the use of construction kits such as Technic Lego.

- Can they find an easier way to arrange the mechanism?

- Can they include a braking mechanism?

NB: This links to Science Activities on Forces (gravity)

2) Design and construct trucks

(NC ref: Evaluating processes and products)

This would be a design and make assignment using a range of materials including mechanical components, with an emphasis upon how mechanisms can be used to make things move. The focus could be upon investigating and evaluating their products.

- They must design a truck that is strong enough to carry 1 Kg of weight.

- Use a forcemeter to measure the force needed to move each truck carrying 1Kg.

- Consider why each truck requires a different force and decide which design is most suited to the purpose

NB: This links to Science Activities on Forces (friction)

 

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