Workshop Programme Teachers' Notes
The objectives of this programme are to give
your group the opportunity to:
Learn about gear wheels and the circular
movements they make.
Experience and explore how they are
used through Hands On activities.
Relate the Hands On activities in the
workshop to the experience of the
attractions in the LEGOLAND
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Different activities are built into the
programme to enable pupils to work at their
own pace and according to their individual
Although rides and attractions cannot be
reserved, your school party is encouraged to
enjoy the Eyes On and Body On activities
before and/or after the workshop. There are
some height restrictions on the rides so it is
advisable to check these before you visit. If
your group has special needs requirements
there is a guide available that will help you
make the most of your visit.
National Curriculum mapping
This resource corresponds to the following
areas of the National Curriculum:
Design & Technology - KS1: 1a, b, c, e; 4b
KS2: 1a; 2a; 3a; 4c
KS1: Sc1-2f; Sc4-2a, c
Like other simple machines (levers, pulley wheels and
axles), gear wheels are used for making work easier:
Gear wheels in ferris
wheels and carousels
help them go faster or
slower; the same
principle applies to cars
and bicycles gear
wheels help them to go
uphill with less effort.
Gear wheels can also be
used for changing
direction of movement:
a rotary whisk is a good
visual example of this.
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