Theatre technician

Theatre technician Suresh Chawla talks about designing, building and moving stage scenery.

To link with this we have developed a lesson plan for students to explore the use of pulleys for moving heavy objects.

A downloadable version of the video, lesson plan and student practical activity sheet are available below.

Curriculum links for the lesson are as follows:

2008 Key Stage 3 Programme of Study:

Range and Content: 3.1a, 3.1b

Attainment Targets: AT1, AT4

Key Concepts: 1.1a, 1.2a

Key Processes: 2.1a, 2.1c, 2.2a

Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, c, e, k

Scottish 5-14 Science Curriculum:

E&EF3 – Forces and their effects.

Attainment Targets:

Knowledge and Understanding

Level E

Describe the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces.

Level F

Distinguish between mass and weight.

Name the newton as the unit of force and explain its relationship to mass.

Investigating Skills

Level D

Make an appropriate series of accurate measurements.

Select an appropriate way to record findings.

Draw conclusions consistent with the results.

Level E

Plan a valid and reliable test for given hypothesis.