Castle Attack Trebuchet Group Project.

Castle Attack Trebuchet Group Project.

Castle Attack is a group work project aimed at giving students a platform to develop and design working prototypes through modeling and trial and error. The aim to to produce a working trebuchet that is able to fire accuratley. Ideal for delivery in KS3 and KS4. Please look at my other projects that compliment this one.
CraigScott1980
Bloom's Taxonomy Placemat for DT Students

Bloom's Taxonomy Placemat for DT Students

This Bloom’s based placemat can be used during DT lessons where students need to complete written work and can help them to justify their choices during design work and improve their literacy skills. This can also be displayed as a poster on the wall of your classroom and can be applicable in all disciplines. You’d be amazed at the difference this makes to the students written work and how well this can help students who struggle with literacy.
17097126
Exam survival Kit list

Exam survival Kit list

I used these with my yr 11s before they sat their exams. I collected together the objects on the list and put them into A5 plastic wallets. A bit of fun really, but the students loved them and they could be easily adapted if needed. Not a completely original idea, but I’ve created these list myself. You can buy kits that are completed with the items already gathered. However, the ones i could find were not great and quite pricey. I also thought it was nice to be able to personalise them if you wanted to. The picture is of one of the kits put together, although you can quite see all the items.
jalo07
Flow Chart Card sort activity

Flow Chart Card sort activity

A card sort activity that can be adapted and modified to suit your needs. This activity will help students understand what a flow chart is and how they can create their own. Could be used at KS3 or 4.
jalo07
Differentiated manufacture sequence plan self evaluation task year 7

Differentiated manufacture sequence plan self evaluation task year 7

Here are 2 versions of self assessment tasks I used for my students in Resistant Materials to encourage them to reflect on what they had done and what they needed to do. The success criteria for the lesson you create can easily allow for more or less challenge. There is also some Welsh in the document in case you are in Wales!
jojomaths
Crumble Resources: Lighthouse Project

Crumble Resources: Lighthouse Project

Contains the resources needed to produce a Crumble Controlled lighthouse. It’s a great cross-curricular lesson, with the potential for a lot of research into lighthouse, and how the pattern of lights is unique. LO: To use an input to control an output Success criteria: All children will create a light sequence for a lighthouse; Mastery: children will use a toggle switch to control when the light shines; Greater depth: children will use an LDR to sense when the lighthouse should become active. For this project you will need: One Crumble with USB lead; A computer with the Crumble software installed; One battery pack with batteries (not rechargeable); One Sparkle; One toggle switch or one light-dependent resistor; Seven croc-leads. For the lighthouse build you will need: Card; A clear plastic cup; Tin foil; Scissors/craft knife; Glue/tape; Coloured pens/pencils or paint. Links to the curriculum (KS2): Computing: Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts; Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with various forms of input and output. Design and technology (if making own models): Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products. Potential geography link: Use fieldwork to present the human features in the local area using a range of methods, including digital technologies.
RedfernElectronics
Crumble Resources: Police Lights Project

Crumble Resources: Police Lights Project

The resources needed to make a Police car using the Crumble Controller. This makes a nice starting project, as it is simple to achieve. By adding motors and wheels, you could really go to town making your own vehicle - perfect for a KS2 D&T project. Difficulty Rating: Beginner For this project you will need: One Crumble with USB lead; A computer with the Crumble software installed; One battery pack with batteries (not rechargeable); Two sparkles; Eight croc-leads. If making the police car model, you will also need: Printed template; Scissors; Coloured pens/pencils; Glue; Masking tape. Links to the curriculum (KS2): Computing: Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; Solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts; Use sequence and repetition in programs; work with various forms of input and output. Design and Technology (if making own models): Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products. To see step-by-step instructions, visit here
RedfernElectronics
Conductors and insulators activity

Conductors and insulators activity

40 cut out cards with images of a variety of insulators and conductors. Students to sort cards into: Insulator, Conductor and Not quite sure and stick or place over spaces on A3 sheet. The Not quite sure allows the opportunity for students to consider the effects of moisture or other external factors. There are more cards than spaces on the worksheet allowing the resource to be used with the same class more than once by selecting alternative cards.
clarvise
light sensor circuit

light sensor circuit

A short ppt/pdf set of slides showing a basic light sensor circuit. The ppt also has differentiated demonstration boards for soldering techniques/outcomes with moving interactive display on how to solder correctly and an activity on block diagrams. Added to this is the circuit itself which can be cut out and stuck in pupils books for labeling.
abiann123
Year 7 Electronics ELTs (6 worksheets)

Year 7 Electronics ELTs (6 worksheets)

Six worksheets used as an extended learning activity or homework. They cover the following topics: Soldering skills Electronics tools and equipment Electronic Components 1 Electronic Materials Electronic Components 2 Electronic Materials Resistant Materials (plastics)
clarvise
literacy and homework

literacy and homework

A booklet I used with a group of Year 9 's where you have a Technological word that the students then try to make up as many different words from the letters within it in a set time period. They then try to beat this target on a weekly basis. there is also a handy log for any homework set.
abiann123
Lesson Powerpoint for Fibre Optics BTEC Engineering

Lesson Powerpoint for Fibre Optics BTEC Engineering

A student friendly lesson powerpoint based on Fibre Optics. A selection of activities (starter, main, plenary) and leveled learning objectives. The content will help students understand the wider topic of the development of new technologies. Based on the Engineering Unit 1 specification but is versatile and be used in Design Technology and other STEM lessons. Attached are two photographs which show a simple but effective way to demonstrate fibre optics. Using a torch and a piece of clear Acrylic tube it can show how ‘light’ travels through the wire. This can used when showing the Polar Bear hair slide.
hridgus
STEM club schemes of work bundle

STEM club schemes of work bundle

Twelve themed schemes of work that can be used in STEM clubs or for fun science lessons. All practical lessons. Each scheme of work contains a number of lessons based around that theme that can be carried out over a number of weeks. for each lesson in each scheme of work there is a lesson plan which lists all equipment needed,how to set up and how to carry out the activity. and a colouful student instruction sheet which can be printed off and laminated or displayed on the board once upon a STEM star wars STEM christmas STEM easter STEM colour and fun themed STEM STEM the science of food valentines themed STEM Cosmetics themed STEM STEM practical challenges STEM Scavenger hunt Borax free slime recipes Bubble themed scheme of work
marissa03
electronics - timer circuit

electronics - timer circuit

Handy PPT set of slides looking at a timer circuit, very straight forward set of slides with moving GIF images. useful for the beginner teacher of electronics. Looking at components input - control - output etc. Students and teacher alike can follow the slides and be able to construct a basic timing circuit for KS3 pupils , it also display comparison images about correct and incorrect soldering techniques. I have used it with observations and ofsted.
abiann123
Mindset - thinking skills in DT

Mindset - thinking skills in DT

I use this poster every time a pupil says they ‘can’t do it’. Blow up to any size you wish and use it to differentiate your learners mindset. I use it as an encouragement aid which really works as it challenges the students to try and think differently.
abiann123
Electronic Component ID Worksheets (x4)

Electronic Component ID Worksheets (x4)

A set of four worksheets. From the images, students are to identify components, draw their symbols, describe their function and catagorise into inputs, outputs and processes where appropriate. A feedback/assessment box is included at the bottom of the fourth page. The components included are: Lamp LED Toggle switch 555 Timer Microphone Speaker Motor Microswitch Transistor Rectifier 7-segment display Push switch Diode Power transistor / MOSFET Peizoelectric transducer Tilt switch Relay Preset potentiometer Potentiometer Resistor Battery Electrolytic capacitor Ceramic capacitor Cell Polyester capacitor
clarvise
Electronic Tools Worksheets (x3)

Electronic Tools Worksheets (x3)

Three worksheets: students to identify tools used in the construction of electronic circuits and state their purpose. The worksheets include the following tools: Soldering iron Soldering iron stand Side cutters Long-nosed pliers Pliers Cross-head screwdriver Flat head screwdriver Desoldering pump Crimp tool Precision screwdrivers Solder Desoldering braid Safety glasses
clarvise
Rotations Organiser, How To organise and show progress over time in a folder.

Rotations Organiser, How To organise and show progress over time in a folder.

The main issues we had as a technology department is to show the students progress from one rotation to another. I have developed a ring bind folder organiser to help the teachers collate the information. The class Teacher can then hand the folder to the next teacher and it shows progress over time. Included in the document is a few templates. How to do rotations etc. You will store in the folder the following information Annual Rotation Class List (any new student this information requires updating by class teacher) Class Photos Seating Plan SOW (Class Teacher to assign their name next to the term) Class Analysis (Sisra) (Class Teacher to assign their name next to the term) Class Work Booklet (Class Teacher to assign their name next to the term) Homework Booklet (Class Teacher to assign their name next to the term)
raegannewc
Year 8 Speaker Project

Year 8 Speaker Project

Please find attached a 12 week planed sow practical for An animal speaker. My idea for to progress from the pringles tube speaker and to also include woodwork. It includes a step by step approach home to create the speaker from Rapid. I find this quite useful as the students work independently.
raegannewc
Full Introduction to Electronics

Full Introduction to Electronics

This is over 16 weeks of Electronics practical i do with Year 7. Included: PowerPoint Presentation on all lessons, with starter and tasks Work booklet that coincides with the PP End of unit test Extension tasks It covers all the basics: Circuit Boards Protoboards Series/Parallel Circuits Resistors Diodes L.E.D L.D.R Transistors Capacitors Soldering
luckyiffy
Product Design & Technology  Lighting Project - Resource powerpoint, lesson obs,  template, examples

Product Design & Technology Lighting Project - Resource powerpoint, lesson obs, template, examples

This project is based about a simple light concept based on a piece of PVC electrical conduit with a simple LED USB light. Students then develope the basic concept into a finished product. This project comes with supporting powerpoint and lesson objectives plus a student template and examples outcomes. All resources are fully editable to be adapted to meet the specific needs of your students. This offers the opportunity to cover product analysis, materials testing, polymer theory, design ideas, modelling, development and evaluation. The project has been trialed with Y10 students plus Y12 students but could be adapted to work with most year groups.
GPTechnology
Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)

Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)

6 lesson presentation for teaching drawing skills from scratch, up to complex isometric crating and rendering. Ideally used as a teacher led presentation guide, allied with demonstrations of each technique. Also useful as a set of homework tasks for pupils or simply independent learning and up-skilling of pupils drawing. Tasks include: Technique for freehand straight lines and circles Oblique * Basic shapes, More difficult shapes, Letters Isometric * Basic shapes, Cutouts, Cylinders, Crating, Complex shapes Exploded drawing Enlarged views Thick & Thin Lines Rendering * Acrylic, Wood, Glass, Metal Each lesson includes: Timing guidance, Lesson Objectives, Plenaries, Starters, Explanation for each task and Visual examples of outcomes.
daf01
Register Recaps - Lesson Starter Activities

Register Recaps - Lesson Starter Activities

5 Great lesson starter activities that can be adapted for ANY subject or curriculum. Activities are fun and focus on pupil choice for theory and literacy recap! Download the PowerPoint to use or adapt to suit your subject area. Brightly coloured with a simple layout: Knowledge Wheel: Students have to get from A-B by answering the questions correctly. However, if they want to get the most points, the must take the long route around, answering the more difficult coloured questions. This method gives students a choice and is differentiated for different levels of ability. Target Practice: Using 3 darts, students must select 3 questions to answer to try to get the most points. Question difficulty varies based on the number of points each colour is worth. Again, this method gives students a choice and is differentiated for different levels of ability. Keyword Scrabble: Students must figure out each of the keywords by answering the clues and matching the letters to the total number of points. This activity is a great way to check student understanding and correct spellings. Connect 4 Analysis: Students must connect 4 in a row, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. At the top of each column there is a product analysis heading. Student can only connect 4 if they correctly analyse the product based on the heading. For example: Analysis the function of the torch, iPhone, fidget spinner and washing machine. Analysing the aesthetics of the watch, consumer of the baby toy, function of the fidget spinner and material of the Xbox pad. The gives students a choice from a range of analysis categories. Vocab Snap: Students have 2 minutes to match the vocabulary word to its definition. Using a mini whiteboard they can write, 5E…1C etc. This is a great way of embedding keywords and literacy easily.
ShaniceWelsh
Transistor astable construction project (presentation and PCB design)

Transistor astable construction project (presentation and PCB design)

A mini project involving the soldering together of a simple transistor based astable multivibrator causing two LEDs to flash alternatively. Students can investigate the effects of changing capacitance values. The circuit is designed for BC548 and BC108 transistors. I have used the circuit to allow students to develop their soldering skills and then to investigate the operation of the circuit. It can could also be used as the basis of other projects which require flashing LEDs. A PCB design is provided in the powerpoint. A Circuit Wizard file can be also be forwarded by emailing ed@clarvis.co.uk)
clarvise
Amplified Speaker Project (17 page workbook and PCB design)

Amplified Speaker Project (17 page workbook and PCB design)

A complete design and make project combining Electronics and Resistant Materials activities. The project includes the soldering of a ciruit board to produce a 5 Watt audio amplifier based on the low cost LM384 amplifier IC. All components can be sourced from rapidonline. The worbook guides students through the construction of the circuit, selecting tools,components and equipment and the design of the casing. This resource includes: A 17 page design and make workbook A PCB layout for the amplifier (Circuit Wizard file also available on request ed@clarvis.co.uk - (CWZ files can’t be added on TES) Workbook Contents Introduction Assessment and feedback sheet Health & Safety 1 Health & Safety 2 Health & Safety poster Circuit board layout and component list Identifying components 1 Identifying components 2 Identifying tools (electronics) Identifying tools (resistant materials Spotting good and poor quality soldered joints How PCBs are manufactured Using diagrams to describe how PCBs are made Explaining how a component is soldered in place Mind map for case design Design ideas Developed design
clarvise
Microcontroller training board project & workbook (PICAXE)

Microcontroller training board project & workbook (PICAXE)

This resource is based on the construction of training board using the guide provided. A ten page workbook guides students through practical activities to investigate the function of various commands. A PCB design and construction design sheet is provided to allow the manufacture of the training board by students or technician. The project is based on a PICAXE 18 microcontroller. A PCB design is provided but for a copy of the PCB layout in CWZ format please contact: ed@clarvis.co.uk (TES does not allow the attachment of these files), with a bonus 8pin and 18pin PICAXE download PCB. The training board consists of: 4 coloured LEDs connected to outputs A piezo sounder Two push switches connected to digital inputs A reset switch An LDR connected to analogue input A thermistor input connected to analogue input A potentiometer connected to analogue input The course workbook covers the following learning objectives: Part 1: Introduction Know what PIC stands for Know the advantages of a PIC over a conventional circuit Know how PICs can be programmed Part 2: Transducers and signal types Know the difference between an input transducer and an output transducer Know the difference between a digital and analogue signal Know which transducers use analogue signals Know which transducers use digital signals Part 3: Turning things on and off Know how to use the HIGH command Know how to use the LOW command Know how to use the TOGGLE command Know how to use the WAIT command Know how to use the PAUSE command Part 4: Using the PINs command Know the advantage of the PINS command Know how to use the PINS command Part 5: Making decisions Know how to use the IF command Part 6: Subroutines Know the advantages of using subroutines Know how to write a program using subroutines Know how to use the GOSUB command
clarvise
Sustainable Design and The Environment

Sustainable Design and The Environment

A resource to explore the environmental and ethical and moral impact of design and manufacturing on the planet. Several case studies are used to explore sustainability issues and the ethical alternatives. I made it as an optimistic resource that shows students there are viable, sustainable alternatives to current, unsustainable design and manufacturing. Concepts and content includes, sustainable and unsustainable design, renewable and non renewable energy sources, product life cycle analysis, six R’s of sustainability, up cycling and the hidden costs of design.
mikeyscreen64
Criterion 1-7 Complete Major Project Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 1-7 Complete Major Project Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through ALL 7 Criterion of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks (26) for each specific criterion to fully cover the new requirements. Almost all tasks have a starter task, accompanying worksheet, guidance & explanation, previous high attaining examples, and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Success criteria is perfect for peer marking or to aid summative and formative teacher assessment. Tasks and resources are ideally used as individual lessons over a period of **4-6 months **for the creation of the personal major project. Can be used as presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
daf01