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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?.

Stable Structures

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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?

• 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

How are these products designed to be strong and stable?

Photograph Frames

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

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?

Photograph Frames

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

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.