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Garden Shed - Model Building

Garden Shed - Model Building

For many years I have used this activity to ready my students for the actual construction of a garden shed. Throughout the activity you will be constructing a building in the exact same way as a real life situation, starting with the frame and ending with exterior sheathing. This may sound difficult but if you try your best you will succeed. Following simple procedures will show you how to frame and build a garage. You will need to provide safety glasses, wood, hot glue gun and glue, wood shears
d_ungrin
Framing a building - Anywhere - Teaching carpentry through model building

Framing a building - Anywhere - Teaching carpentry through model building

Throughout the activity you will be constructing a building in the exact same way as a real life situation, starting with a foundation, wall frames, rafters, roof framing and exterior sheathing. This may sound difficult but if you try your best you will succeed. Following simple procedures will show you how to frame and build a garage. You will need to provide safety glasses, wood, hot glue gun and glue, wood shears (pliers). The plans and videos provide instruction for completion of the activity.
d_ungrin
KS3 Chemistry: Bloodhound SSC: How to make a  Carbon fibre Cockpit for a 1000mph car.

KS3 Chemistry: Bloodhound SSC: How to make a Carbon fibre Cockpit for a 1000mph car.

A 3 min video with animations and actual footage to describe how we made the carbon fibre monocoque for Bloodhound SSC. The BLOODHOUND Project is not only about building a car to go 1,000mph, but it is also a perfect vehicle for education of STEM subjects. Over the life of this project we’ve been able to inspire over 2 million young people! For more activities, videos, resources and information on workshops visit, www.bloodhoundssc.com, or follow us on twitter: @Bloodhound_EDU.
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DT - Yr 8 Structures / Architecture / Engineering - COMPLETE body of work

DT - Yr 8 Structures / Architecture / Engineering - COMPLETE body of work

DT - Structures / Architecture / Engineering Complete body of work In this body of work, students will follow a body of work that teaches: ‘How to identify different types of structures’, ‘How to build bridges and towers using classroom materials’ ‘How to build a structure safely and economically’ Team skills Individual skills Research skills Illustration skills and Evaluation skills This pack includes: Student Work Book Homework Booklet End of Term Exam Research sheets Information / fact sheets Samples of work PDF’s and Powerpoints
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Week 3 – (Resources - Fact sheets)

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Week 3 – (Resources - Fact sheets)

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture – Resource fact file – to be used alongside ‘DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet’. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. This document holds all of the answers for ‘Week 3’ in ‘DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet’. Areas include: Beams Stability Triangulation Cantilevers Columns Arched and Suspension Bridges
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Week 2 – (Resources - Fact sheets)

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Week 2 – (Resources - Fact sheets)

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture – Resource fact file – to be used alongside ‘DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet’. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. This document holds all of the answers for ‘Week 2’ in ‘DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet’. Areas include: Shell Structures Frame Structures Natural Structures Artificial Structures Types of bridges
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Week 1 – (Resources - Fact sheets)

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Week 1 – (Resources - Fact sheets)

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture – Resource fact file – to be used alongside ‘DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet’. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. This document holds all of the answers for ‘Week 1’ in ‘DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet’. Areas include: Burj Khalifa Stack Effect Airflow in tall buildings
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture – Pricings – (Resources - Fact sheets)

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture – Pricings – (Resources - Fact sheets)

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture – Resource fact file – to be used alongside ‘DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet’. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. This document states the ‘Prices’ students need to use when creating their structures. Students should be advised to create a structure that is both structurally sound, yet cost effective. Items needed for practical work: Straws (paper art straws work well and are more cost effective) Paper Cardboard Hot glue guns and glue or Sellotape. Weights to test the structure.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Extension - Tower project – (Resources - Fact sheets)

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Extension - Tower project – (Resources - Fact sheets)

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture – Resource fact file – to be used alongside ‘DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet’. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. Once all work for this project has been completed, including ‘DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Block exam’, students can move onto this extension project. This project is designed to promote team building. Students are to create a tower using the same materials as before, but must focus more heavily on triangulation. Students should be advised to create a structure that is both structurally sound, yet cost effective. Items needed: Straws (paper art straws work well and are more cost effective) Paper Hot glue guns and glue or Sellotape. Weights to test the structure.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - How to complete a bridge evaluation – (EXAM PREP)

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - How to complete a bridge evaluation – (EXAM PREP)

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture – End of Term / Unit Exam Prep. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. This file details how to answer and complete an evaluation question, but in a more complex manner. Details also include a mark scheme and samples of illustrations needed to complete an end of unit test. This document could be projected on a smart board or given to students individually.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - ACCESS FM – (EXAM PREP)

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - ACCESS FM – (EXAM PREP)

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture – End of Term / Unit Exam Prep. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. This handy file details what ACCESS FM means and how it should be used to answer an evaluation question within any form of product design. Each letter is given its own heading and a series of questions can be chosen to easily obtain the relevant marks for an evaluation question. ACCEESS FM = Aesthetics, Client, Cost, Ergonomics, Environment, Size, Safety, Function and Material. Evaluation questions can be completed in a number of ways. Each of my students has access to this file, but I also project it onto my smart board. Students can either work through the questions individually or in groups, whether it be as a written task, a spoken task or a group mind map activity.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Drawing your bridge designs – 2D+3D – (EXAM PREP)

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Drawing your bridge designs – 2D+3D – (EXAM PREP)

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Drawing your bridge designs – 2D+3D – (EXAM PREP) Plus 2D - 3D Sketch Sample – (EXAM PREP) Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture – End of Term / Unit Exam Prep. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. This file contains a handy worksheet for students to create 4 illustrations of a structure of their own design. Structures will be illustrated in both 2D and 3D as well as both side and aerial views. A completed sample image is also provided.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Block exam – PowerPoint Version

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Block exam – PowerPoint Version

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture student End of Term Exam Booklet. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. PowerPoint Version This document is the End of Unit Exam based on the body of work for DT Structures / Architecture. Completion time should be 1 hour. After the completion of their 6 week course focusing on Structures and Architecture, students should be expected to produce a body of practical work, as well as complete an end of term theoretical exam. This paper focuses on all areas introduced in the Structures / Architecture body of work. Questions relate to: Types of Bridges Types of Structure Reflection of Practical work ACCEESS FM (Product evaluation) Structure illustration (Blueprinting) Maths based product costings. Marks out of 50. File is recommended to be printed as a magazine style booklet.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Block exam – PDF Version

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Block exam – PDF Version

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture student End of Term Exam Booklet. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. PDF Version This document is the End of Unit Exam based on the body of work for DT Structures / Architecture. Completion time should be 1 hour. After the completion of their 6 week course focusing on Structures and Architecture, students should be expected to produce a body of practical work, as well as complete an end of term theoretical exam. This paper focuses on all areas introduced in the Structures / Architecture body of work. Questions relate to: Types of Bridges Types of Structure Reflection of Practical work ACCEESS FM (Product evaluation) Structure illustration (Blueprinting) Maths based product costings. Marks out of 50. File is recommended to be printed as a magazine style booklet.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Homework Booklet – PowerPoint Version

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Homework Booklet – PowerPoint Version

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture student Homework-book. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. PowerPoint Version This document is the student Homework book which is to be completed over one week. Completion time should be between 3-4 hours. Students will be introduced to a series of structures, engineering techniques and the three main types of structure ��� ‘Solid, Shell and Frame Structures’. Tasks include: researching and answering questions on engineering techniques, designing and constructing structures, famous and historical structures from around the world and identifying architectural strategies. File is recommended to be printed as a magazine style booklet. Colour printing is recommended but not necessary.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Homework Booklet – PDF Version

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Homework Booklet – PDF Version

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture student Homework-book. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. PDF Version This document is the student Homework book which is to be completed over one week. Completion time should be between 3-4 hours. Students will be introduced to a series of structures, engineering techniques and the three main types of structure – ‘Solid, Shell and Frame Structures’. Tasks include: researching and answering questions on engineering techniques, designing and constructing structures, famous and historical structures from around the world and identifying architectural strategies. File is recommended to be printed as a magazine style booklet. Colour printing is recommended but not necessary.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet – Microsoft Word Version

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet – Microsoft Word Version

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture student workbook. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. Microsoft Word Version This document is the student class book which is to be completed week by week in parallel with D&T practical work. Students will be introduced to a series of structures and engineering techniques and will be taught how to build a fully supported bridge that can sustain a heavy weight. Tasks include: researching and answering questions on engineering techniques, designing and constructing structures out of real world materials and identifying architectural strategies. File is recommended to be printed as a magazine style booklet. Students should be advised to create a structure that is both structurally sound, yet cost effective. Items needed for practical work: Straws (paper art straws work well and are more cost effective) Paper Cardboard Hot glue guns and glue or Sellotape. Weights to test the structure.
SeanHolsgrove
DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet - PDF Version

DT - Yr 8 Structures - Architecture - Class Work Booklet - PDF Version

Year 8 Design and Technology Structures / Architecture student workbook. This document is to be used in conjunction with the other files produced in this body of work. This document is the student class book which is to be completed week by week in parallel with D&T practical work. Students will be introduced to a series of structures and engineering techniques and will be taught how to build a fully supported bridge that can sustain a heavy weight. Tasks include: researching and answering questions on engineering techniques, designing and constructing structures out of real world materials and identifying architectural strategies. File is in a PDF format and is recommended to be printed as a magazine style booklet. Students should be advised to create a structure that is both structurally sound, yet cost effective. Items needed for practical work: Straws (paper art straws work well and are more cost effective) Paper Cardboard Hot glue guns and glue or Sellotape. Weights to test the structure.
SeanHolsgrove
Workplace Bullying Interactive PPT and Worksheets

Workplace Bullying Interactive PPT and Worksheets

This resource tackles the delicate subject of Workplace Bullying. Studies show that it is alive and well and is often swept under the carpet. This presentation is an interactive lesson that gives strategies for coping with Bullying in the workplace from an Employee and Management perspective. The resource contains a professionally designed PP, Teachers notes, and worksheets for learners. Within the PP are links to videos that form part of the lesson. Files are provided in pdf, powerpoint and word formatting allowing editing if required to suit your audience. Topics are as follows: - Definition of Workplace Bully - Recognising the four types of Bullies - 5 key facts about Bullying - What is not Bullying - What to do if you are Bullied - The responsibilities of Management - Three Task Challenges - Scenarios
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Doors

Doors

This is a presentation to discuss everything learners need to know about doors. Includes timed activities and a ironmongery task.
Ga3hill
English in Carpentry & Joinery - Spot the Mistakes

English in Carpentry & Joinery - Spot the Mistakes

I use this as a poster or print out activity in a carpentry and Joinery/ woodwork workshop. This really embeds spelling and grammar in practical sessions. Learners highlight the wrongly spelt words as well as learning key carpentry terms.
Ga3hill
Manual Handling

Manual Handling

This is a fun presentation on manual handling as it includes a charades game for learners to act out how to safely handle construction items.
Ga3hill
Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Task Help Sheets

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Task Help Sheets

This is a set of 15 help sheets to assist in level 2 Diploma Carpentry & Joinery. Each sheet is to be printed double sided- one side has a QR code which brings up a how to video on the task. The other side has a series of steps of how the learner is to attempt the task. Tasks included include how to hang a door, how to fit architrave and a calculation to work out the spacing of balusters/ spindles.
Ga3hill
Safety Signs

Safety Signs

This is the resource to help learners grasp signage not just in construction but life. You will be able to cover all major signs such as mandatory, prohibited and fire safety. Ideal for covering health and safety.
Ga3hill
Manufactured Boards

Manufactured Boards

A session on everything board like. A look into MDF, Ply, block board and the like as well as defects. Lots for learners to do and to keep them interested and involved.
Ga3hill
Upper Floors

Upper Floors

A session on flooring and especially upper floors. This session is ideal for all trades as they learn about the construction of buildings. Lots of activities, discussion points and tasks.
Ga3hill
Working platforms, scaffolding and acess equipment

Working platforms, scaffolding and acess equipment

A quick stop shop for all things at height. This session includes activities, links, videos and discussion points. Ideal for any learners needing to know about access equipment such as MEWPS, scaffolding and fall arrest systems. imbedded with health and safety as well as equality and diversity.
Ga3hill
Electricity in Construction

Electricity in Construction

This session is aimed at covering electricity when covering the topic of Health, safety and welfare in construction. This is ideal for levels 1 or 2 for all trades and all learners studying some sort of health and safety.
Ga3hill
Drills, drill bits and boring tools

Drills, drill bits and boring tools

Here is everything learners need to know about drills. Produced mainly with Carpentry and Joinery Diploma learners in mind but will also be perfect for Plumbers, woodwork, resistant materials or most construction related topics. Includes a presentation with pictures, video, Q&A as well as activities with answers
Ga3hill
Chess Set Classroom Game Board

Chess Set Classroom Game Board

Imagine a game where the challenge and skirmish is governed based on experience and knowledge of the game without using luck as its driving source. Yes, a game played that is not determined by the roll of the dice, swiping up or down, or flipping a card. This game is called chess. Since before the 6th century AD, chess is considered to be one of the oldest games ever invented. Today your students probably think chess is old and boring, right. A game that has best left in the dark old days before PlayStation and Angry Birds? But wait! This chess set is like none other. This chess set is large-scaled, highly visual, and even glows in the dark. Each piece has its own light embedded which illuminates the entire game board in complete darken. This chess set will look great in your classroom! All you need to do is watch how your students flock towards it. In this package you will receive the templates for each chess piece even the board in which they lie. This is a great chess set to learn how to play the game and in style. Looking at each piece in detail, on their backside, you can see a brief description of how it moves as well as an illustration. This is very helpful for new players. With the lights turned off, the instructions can also be read even more so. On the top of each piece shows a side view which makes it very helpful if you want to play looking down at the board. All you have to do is cut, laminate and hot glue a LED light to each piece and you are ready to go. This project is fun especially if you work with your students to build it. Assembling the game board is self-fulfilling and even therapeutic if you like DYI projects. The quality is amazing and you will never find a chess set that is so innovative and unique!
Taylaj42
Health and Safety Workplace Bundle 2

Health and Safety Workplace Bundle 2

Lesson Starter / Warmup Start the lesson with a fun dice game focussing on Personal Protective Equipment. Move on to a mix and match group activity exploring common words taken from H&S Policies . Then use the interactive digital challenge with questions to uncover an image. (competitive and fun for pairs and teams). Ensure learners know about the forms to use in the workplace and when to use them with the Workplace Incident / Accident / Near Miss lesson and the Template to be filled in when an incident occurs. Finish off with a fun crossword puzzle that reinforces the same words learnt previously. Lots of room for discussion in these topics.
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Workplace Health and Safety game - Interactive digital vocabulary challenge powerpoint

Workplace Health and Safety game - Interactive digital vocabulary challenge powerpoint

This fun visual game can be used as a warm-up to a lesson on Health and Safety, or at the end of a lesson as a quick quiz. How the game works: The PowerPoint computer based game can be played in teams or as a group / class activity. The objective is to reveal what is behind the numbers on the presentation, one square at a time. Each team picks a number and answers a question. (Questions and answers are provided in the worksheet). If they answer the question correctly, then they can click on a number on the PowerPoint presentation to display a portion (square) of the picture in the background. The background picture is slowly revealed. The first team to identify the background picture wins. ** Leave a review for this resource and receive one free resource of your choice from my shop. Communications, Workplace, ESOL and Computing Resources
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Health & Safety Crossword Puzzle with Answers

Health & Safety Crossword Puzzle with Answers

Crossword puzzle with 10 common Health and Safety words. Answers included. Use for beginning or end of session or as a fill in activity. Supplied in pdf and Word format so that you can change the definitions to suit your industry / sector.
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Running Effective Meetings: Brainstorming Template

Running Effective Meetings: Brainstorming Template

One of the most common gripes within the workplace is time wasted on Meetings. The first step to working on this is to define what a successful meeting looks like for your team. This brainstorming template is a starting point. Follow me for updates as I'll soon be putting up a full lesson on all you need to know about running a successful meeting. Meanwhile, please feel free to use this template. Hand it out at your next unruly meeting and see what ideas people come up with. When initiating change it is important to get buy in from all team members. Using this template will greatly assist with this. Please leave me a review :-) It would be much appreciated.
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Projects and Teamwork Bundle

Projects and Teamwork Bundle

When planning a project at work or school, it's important to get team members prepared for their roles, tasks and responsibilities within the team. The resources contained in the bundle are all you need to help you accomplish this. The three that I would start with are: Identifying your Values - choose values as a group Workplace issues: Brainstorm, problem Solve and Create Smart goals Team collaboration - important for all to understand how teams work. These resources are tried and tested in the workplace by my learners with amazing results for project outcomes.
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Business Templates Bundle

Business Templates Bundle

These templates are quick and easy for you to use and fully editable. Suitable for small / medium size businesses and sole traders. Includes: Project Templates in Powerpoint Training Proposal Template Meeting and Agenda Templates Marketing plan Template Computer Training Needs Analysis forms
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Training Proposal Template

Training Proposal Template

This resource has been set up to provide a framework to ensure that when writing a business training proposal all areas are covered. It is important to do this for clear communication, as well as to protect yourself and your business from loss if things don't go to plan. You can simply open this document and edit it to meet your requirements. There are standard clauses that can be used for copyright, or you can alter to suit your needs. The 13 section topics are listed below: 1. Background / Purpose 2. Training Needs Assessment 3. Course Content 4. Training Methods 5. Training Venue / Facilities 6. Dates and Times 7. Confidentiality 8. Return on Investment (ROI) 9. Training Costs / Investment 10. Copyright and Other Rights 11. Cancellation 12. Force Majeure 13. Acceptance of Proposal
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