Shade and Shelter

Project Overview

This companion mini project teaches children about the purpose of shelters and their materials. They name and describe shelters and design and make shelter prototypes. Children then design and build a play den as a group and evaluate their completed product.

What’s included

Shade and Shelter is a comprehensive project that boasts an array of essentials including:


Lesson activities



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Project scope

Shade and Shelter provides a structured approach to design and technology, outlining key subjects and topics including:

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  • Design and technology
  • Science
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  • Dens
  • Product design
  • Properties of materials
  • Shelters

Closely linked to

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