Machines and Inventions - Learning: National Waterfront Museum
Capacity: 2 groups of up to 30 pupils in each.
Suitable for: Key Stage 2.
Purpose: To learn about the inventions and innovations that has taken place in Wales.
Character Actor Session: During this facilitated session in the morning, children will meet Mr Trevithick, a character actor, who will tell them about his famous invention- the world�s first steam locomotive. Children will learn about the exciting story that took place in Merthyr Tydfil and about the difficulties Mr Trevithick had to overcome to get his machine moving.
Robin Goch Gallery Session: During this facilitated session in the morning, children will learn about the design and construction of the Robin Goch, one of the earliest examples of aircraft in the United Kingdom. It is also the only field plane of its kind in Wales. Children will learn about the innovative engineering of its builder, Charles Horace Watkins.
Machines and Inventions work booklet: During these teacher led sessions, the class will break into groups (each led by an adult) to complete two work booklets about the important machines and innovations that have occurred within Welsh industry, both past and present.
Relevant for: history, science and Framework Skills.