Location: Museum of Making
Duration: 90 mins
Key Stage 2 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Learning
Learners explore the significance of making in human history, from the ancient creation of flint hand axes, to the diverse range of innovative machines used for making today. They will also delve into the creative ways in which these have been designed and then innovatively repurposed to produce and create art. Inspired by a wide-range of objects in our museum collection, learners will explore the variation in scale and function of machines, before making and testing some art machines for themselves.
Knowledge and understanding is developed around the evolution of tools and machines, the interdisciplinary use of technology in producing art, and the science behind art machines (i.e. pendulums and art-bots). Appreciation for the significance of making in human history is developed through exploration of collections objects, from ancient tools to the diverse range of innovative machines used today. Key STEAM skills including making, collaboration, creativity & problem-solving are also developed through hands-on and enquiry-based art machine making activities.
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