Engineer a Roman aqueduct

In this lesson pack for year 3, year 4, P4 and P5, pupils will learn why the Romans built aqueducts and how they work. They will be challenged to engineer their own version of a Roman aqueduct. To make it less messy, they will have to transport a small ball instead of water. This is a great challenge to get your class thinking creatively, linking with both history and design and technology topics.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation containing information about aqueducts and instructions for the challenge

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Lots of card and/or cardboard
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Chairs, boxes and books
  • A ping pong ball or other small ball
  • A small bowl
Year 3, Year 4
Engineer a Roman aqueduct

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