As part of our Engineering week children in Year 1 were involved in disassembling a Dyson. They were using a kit loaned from the James Dyson Foundation. It contained several Dyson vacuum cleaner heads. In small groups they followed instructions to dismantle part of a head. They then had the challenge of putting it back together!
They worked well as a team and some managed to reassemble it with little teacher input.
All we have to do now is teach them how to use it!