Science week Nov 2020 in Carns

Making Automata Toy Mechanisms in the Senior Classroom Nov 2020

Both classes participated in a science week virtual workshop in early November & we learned all about automata toy mechanisms, using cams and a cam shaft. Each child in classes 1st to 6th created  a Cam toy (aka automata) using a hand-powered mechanism to create cyclical motions to animate a scene. Children designed  and created cam toy machines with moving objects/characters. We spent several enjoyable hours engineering, creating & designing.

Take a look our short video clip from the senior room