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Stable Structures. What does the word ‘stable’ mean?. It means ‘when something is firmly fixed or not likely to change or move.’ This is a different meaning to the stable that a horse is kept in!. What does the word ‘structure’ mean?.

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Stable structures

Stable Structures


What does the word stable mean

What does the word ‘stable’ mean?

  • It means ‘when something is firmly fixed or not likely to change or move.’

  • This is a different meaning to the stable that a horse

    is kept in!


What does the word structure mean

What does the word ‘structure’ mean?

  • It means ‘something that has been made or built from parts, for example a large building, a bridge or a chair.’

What examples of stable structures can you think of?


Stable structures

Stable

Structures

How are these products designed to be strong and stable?


Photograph frames

Photograph Frames

  • Look at the examples of photo frames and discuss how the frames are able to stand up.


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Photograph Frames

  • Now look at one frame and answer these questions as a class:

  • 1) How does the photo frame look?

  • 2) How easy is it to put a photo in?

  • 3) How well does it display the photo?

  • 4) Who would use this frame?

  • 5) What kind of photo would you put in it?

  • 6) Where would it stand?


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Photograph Frames

  • What are all of the different parts of the photo frame called and what do they do?


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Photograph Frames

  • Now it’s your turn to investigate more photo frames.

  • On your table complete the table showing how practical your frame is and what it could be used for.

  • Then, draw a diagram of your frame from 3 different views: from the top, side and in front.

  • Finally, label your diagram showing what each part is called and what it is for.


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