AQA GCSE Design & Technology 9-1 Glossary of Keywords

AQA GCSE Design & Technology 9-1 Glossary of Keywords

AQA GCSE Design & Technology 9-1 Glossary of Keywords Students are to find the definition of each keyword (from the OCR specification), to help them familairise themselves with the OCR Design and Technology course content. They can also refer back to these key words throughout the course. Document can be printed out or students can work on the digital PowerPoint version.
litllemissbloom
OCR GCSE Design & Technology 9-1 Glossary of Keywords

OCR GCSE Design & Technology 9-1 Glossary of Keywords

OCR GCSE Design & Technology 9-1 Glossary of Keywords Students are to find the definition of each keyword (from the OCR specification), to help them familairise themselves with the OCR Design and Technology course content. They can also refer back to these key words throughout the course. Document can be printed out or students can work on the digital PowerPoint version.
litllemissbloom
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
Electrical equipment flashcard activity

Electrical equipment flashcard activity

An extensive flash card activity for electrical equipment and accessories. Set of 40 flashcards to cut out. A 40 page powerpoint gives the name of the equipment and students to place or stick appropriate images over the six blank spaces on worksheet. Good for starters/plenary, different cards can be selected depending on the content of the lesson.
clarvise
Electrical tool identification activity

Electrical tool identification activity

Flash card activity for electrical workshop tools and equipment. Set of 23 flashcards to cut out. A 23 page powerpoint gives a description of each tool and students to place or stick appropriate images over the six blank spaces on worksheet. Good for starters/plenary, appropriate tools can be selected depending on focus of the lesson. Tools covered are: Pipe bender Bending sprint Pliers Side cutters Claw hammer Battery drill Drill bit Hole saw Spirit level Stanley knife Hacksaw Junior hacksaw Screwdrivers PVC pipe cutter Pipe grips Steel tape measure Metal bender Continuity meter Proving unit Voltage detector Test plug
clarvise
Combinational Logic Notes (12 pages)

Combinational Logic Notes (12 pages)

Twelve pages of notes based on the function of combinational logic circuits. Examples of combinational circuits are given and explanations of how to write truthtables and express logic functions using Boolean Algebra. The notes show the effect of combining a variety of logic gates and how logic gates. Combining two NOT gates to make a buffer Combining AND, OR and XOR gates with a NOT gate Writing truthables Multiple input AND and NAND gates Multiple input OR and NOR gates Multiple AND gate circuits Multiple OR gate circuits Combining AND, OR and NOT gates A note on algebra Inverting inputs The magical NAND gate - Combining NAND gates to form other gates The magical NOR gate - Combining NOR gates to form other gates Note: PART 1 is available to download as an introduction to logic gates.
clarvise
Logic Gates Revision (7 pages)

Logic Gates Revision (7 pages)

Seven pages of notes relating to logic gates. Building from the basics of the difference between analogue and digital signals and how logic levels can be represented by voltages. Circuit symbols, boolean expressions and truth tables are explored. This resource is an introduction to PART 2 which covers concepts of combinational logic. Logic and voltage levels Logic gates Logic gate symbols AND, OR and XOR gates NAND, NOR and XNOR gates NOT gates Propagation delay
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
30 WEEK REVISION PLAN TEMPLATE FOR DT

30 WEEK REVISION PLAN TEMPLATE FOR DT

This template has original been used for the legacy course of resistant materials and still contains the materials elements. These can be overwritten/changed to conform with the new DT specification elements and core skill required for studying the new specification. A time saver.
abiann123
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
A-Level Systems & Control Notes (44 pages)

A-Level Systems & Control Notes (44 pages)

A set of notes covering a broad range of electronics topics relating to A-Level Systems & Control. There are 44 pages and they cover the following topics: Symbols Conductors & Insulators Resistor colour codes Resistor suffixes, E12 E24 Potentiometer overview Capacitor types Applications of capacitors (coupling, decoupling, smoothing and timing) Diodes Diodes and back EMF Rectifiers Operational amplifiers Comparator circuit - temperature sensor Inverting amplifier Non-inverting amplifier & Buffer LEDs LED Characteristics Photodiodes Photoconductive and photovoltaic modes Phototransistors Optocouplers Optocoupler application Phototransistors Slotted optoisolators RC Timing RC Delays 555 Astable circuit Calculating astable frequency & Monostable circuit Bipolar transistors MOSFETs ESD DC Motors H-Bridge motor control description L293 half-bridge driver L293 continued PWM speed control Digital electronics - TTL and CMOS characteristics Logic levels, ESD and floating logic levels AND, OR and XOR symbols and truth tables NOT, NAND & NOR symbols and truth tables XNOR symbol and truth table Combinational logic 1 Combinational logic 2 4017 Decade counter
clarvise
Electronic Symbols Activity & A3 poster

Electronic Symbols Activity & A3 poster

This resource consists of: Two colour worksheets showing images of components and a blank space to the right: students to cut out symbols of components and place in the corresponding location. There are two sheets covering 40 electronic components including input/output devices, semiconductors and passive components. Answer sheets are included. In addition an A3 poster is provided showing component images and the symbols that represent them. This can be printed out or projected onto board.
clarvise
9-1 Tracker Spreadsheet to show pupil progress and grade of AQA GCSE Technology

9-1 Tracker Spreadsheet to show pupil progress and grade of AQA GCSE Technology

A spreadsheet to help staff and pupils to keep a track on pupil progress in the NEW Technology GCSE from AQA. Coursework, Exam results and exam questions will all accumulate to give a predicted grade for the pupil. The grade boundaries are based on previous ones released by AQA I have spoken to them and unsurprisingly they do not as yet have any idea what these will be, but suggested that the one I have used will ‘do for now’. If you go to the LOOKUPS page you can edit these yourself if you feel they are too high or too low. I have found that pupils appreciate being able to graphically see the progress they are making, and this enables them to take more ownership of the project and become more independent.
jtwigg
GCSE Electronic Component Dominoes

GCSE Electronic Component Dominoes

Print and cut out the dominoes which consist of an image of a component and a description of another component. Students to align the dominoes in sequence so the description matches the appropriate adjacent image. The resource contains two separate sets: Set 1: Input and output components Set 2: Passive and active components
clarvise
AQA D&T scheme of learning NEA new spec

AQA D&T scheme of learning NEA new spec

My interpretation having attended AQA courses and collaborating with other schools of a scheme of learning for the delivery of the NEA. The scheme of learning includes an overview of approximately 50 lessons/tasks, the 35 hours are hi-lighted within the 50 lessons. Also includes homework task overview. Please note: this is the overview only, no resources uploaded as yet.
lisamo01
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