This activity followed on from the skills mastered in ‘Engineering with Winches and Pulleys’
The girls viewed different types of conveyor belts and how they are used https://www.elixirphil.com/types-conveyor-belts-applications/
Then the girls watched a short video of making a cardboard conveyor belt. https://youtu.be/OqhiD59h-U0
The girls drew and planned a story first, labelling parts and materials to be used, obviously these changed as the build progressed. A scenario where a winch and conveyor belt were included in the story was their task. Using materials from the Makerspace for example: cardboard, cylinders, skewers, fabric, air-dry clay.
Below is a video of some of their creations: