DT – baby bear’s chair

Thursday 13 July 2023

This half term we have been working towards making a freestanding chair that is suitable for ‘baby bear’. We have been trying to find out which 3D shapes are strongest for the legs of a chair. As part of the design process, we experimented with playdough as well as card and tape to research which structure was the strongest. The structures we made were cuboids, triangular prisms and cylinders.

After experimenting how many books can be balanced onto our structures. We even managed to get a child to balance on the structure.

Here are some of our finished products!

For the final part of our design process, we will be evaluating our chairs. We will be discussing what went well and what we would do differently next time.