Year 5 have been busy designing and creating their own Mars Rovers and Moon Buggies. In DT this term, the children all designed their own vehicle and made it throughout the Spring term. The children made the base using wood; they all carefully and safely cut their wood using saws and ensured their ends were straight by sanding them down. They then made the base by glueing the wood together and strengthened their structure using thick card triangles.
The children added their wheels and axels using wooden doweling and wheels either made from wood or by gluing two bottle tops together. They then attached the wheels and axels using glue.
Finally, the children made their top of their models using junk modelling materials and spray painted them silver or grey. The children are incredibly proud of their achievements and are excited to show you their Mars rovers at the art exhibition at the end of the year.