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Situation: Educational Toy Educational Toys are used in a variety of situations. You need to identify an area where educational toys are used and identify a problem that needs to be solved Select an objective below: Objective 1 Objective 2 Objective 3 Objective 4 Objective 5 Objective 6 Objective 1 Task No 1 Time: 30 minutes Investigate what is meant by Educational Use a dictionary and write a definition of Educational. Draw a spider diagram with Educational at the centre.Investigate what is meant by Toys.Use a dictionary and write a definition of Toys. Draw a spider diagram with Toys at the centre.Educational Toy Spider Diagram may include:machines, mechanisms, lever, wheel, axle, pulley, automatic, lacking originality, sound, colour, texture, numbers, alphabet, counting, energy, helpful, environment, man made etc. Toys Spider Diagram may include: Entertainment, fun, interesting, play, by watching others, sensory experiences, experiment, imitating, using models, educational, therapeutic, attractive, tactile, cost, materials, etc.Select from the spider diagram appropriate words and write in sentences and or graphic forms. Homework Decide what type of educational toy you will research. Produce a well designed and presented front cover for the design folder. You may find a computer helpful and use cut and collage techniques. On each page of your folder include your Name, Centre Number, Candidate Number, Page Number. Task No 2 Objective 1 Time: 40 minutes Lesson Decide what you are going to design and make and say why you think it is needed. For example. A educational toy.............. Use drawings / photographs / words / graphs of other peoples ideas to help you describe:� where the educational toy will be used. ...read more.

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� Is it good to look at (appearance, colour, size, shape?) � Is it safe to use? � Are there small pieces? Will they get lost? Have they got sharp edges? � Are the materials from which it is made easy to clean? � Can it be made for a price at which people will buy it? � Affect on the environment from choice of materials, use of energy for manufacture, dust / fumes in manufacture. Etc. Homework Show how your ideas have incorporated what you found out in your questionnaires. Task No. 11 Objective 3 Time: 3 Hours Select one of your ideas and develop your idea through drawings and models. You will need to make a model to see if your idea: � is a suitable size; � will work. For example: � you could try out different sizes and shapes; � you could use samples of materials to try out different colours; � work out details of mechanism or circuits. Modify your drawings. Check your design using your specification to make sure it meets the your requirements. Explain why you have made changes / improvements to your design. Marks are awarded for the quality of presentation of your ideas in this section of your design folder. Using a computer to present some of your ideas will also gain marks. Homework Prepare for task 12 Task No. 12 Objective 3 Time: 1 Hour Take your drawings, notes and models and talk about them with the people who will be using or buying your educational toy. Modify your ideas to include some of the suggestions from your discussion with potential users. ...read more.

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� Do you think it would be easy to keep it clean? � Would you prefer it made from !!!!!!!!? Homework None set. Task No. 23 Objective 6 Time: 1 Hour Take your finished educational toy and try it out with people who will use it. Observe them using it and complete the questionnaires. Analyse the results from the questionnaires. Using each point in your specification comment on the effectiveness and success of the product. Homework Use the information to suggest improvements to your design Task No. 24 Objective 6 Time: 1 Hour Using the information gained from trying out your educational toy: � make a list of possible changes, with reasons, that you could incorporate if you made another toy; � make sketches of your revised ideas. Comment on any changes that could be made when making it to: � achieve a better finish;� to make it easier to make; � use less material. Homework Make notes / sketches of how you would need to modify your model to enable it to be manufactured on a large scale. Task No. 25 Objective 6 Time: 90 minutes Think about the manufacture of your educational toy. Complete task 9. Detail at what points in the manufacturing process you would have to carry out quality control. Check that your folder is in the right order. Make sure your Name, Centre Number, Candidate Number, and Page Number are on each page. Punch and tag the pages or use a spiral binder.Put a self adhesive label with your Name, Centre Number, Candidate Number on your practical work and any three dimensional models that you made. Congratulations the folder is finished. I hope that you enjoyed your work. If you have produced a quality response to each card you will have achieved an A* for coursework. Back to top ...read more.

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