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Design Technology - Consumer Profile Cards

Design Technology - Consumer Profile Cards

Fed up of students designing for themselves when they answer a design brief?... Consumer Profile Cards can be used with any scheme of work to influence the design outcome of a project. Students can use the cards to profile a consumers likes, needs, wants, rather than designing for themselves. - 12 cards that can be printed and laminated to be easily accessible in the classroom. - Includes A4 booklet page that students can fill in after reading each card to show understanding of the information. -Powerpoint can be edited if necessary.

By ShaniceWelsh

Design Technology - Electronics - Complete the System Diagrams Activity

Design Technology - Electronics - Complete the System Diagrams Activity

These worksheets give students a number of hypothetical situations and they are asked to select suitable input, process and output components in order to produce the system. This activity not only teaches students about designing electronic systems using a system approach, but it also helps students to research different electronic components that they could use. This activity works well with my electronics information cards, also available from my shop.

By Nduty

Design Technology Electronics Input Components Information cards

Design Technology Electronics Input Components Information cards

Information cards for 19 different input components. Giving information about how the component works, circuit symbols, applications and advantages and disadvantages of each component. Very detailed information cards in language that is accessible to students. Great for GCSE students studying the new GCSE Design Technology specifications.

By Nduty

Ancient Kingdom of Benin Topic Unit Plan (6 Weeks)

Ancient Kingdom of Benin Topic Unit Plan (6 Weeks)

This resource has been planned for a 6-week Half-Term. It connects the curriculums for Design Technology, Geography, Art & Design, English, and History. Children will investigate the Ancient Kingdom of Benin, as outlined in the 2014 National Curriculum of England History standards. The English units that are included are Narrative Texts (involving elephant hunting), Persuasive Texts (about returning stolen art to modern Nigeria), Information Texts (about poaching), and Explanation Texts (about artistic choices on a commemorative Oba head). Units are also available separately, lasting for one week each: Outcome 1: Design the head of an Oba (English, Art, Design Technology) Outcome 2: Write a persuasive text about returning stolen art from Ancient Benin (English, History, Art) Outcome 3: Write a Narrative Text about Bravery (English, History) Outcome 4: Write an Information Text about Elephant Poaching (History, Geography, Science, English) Outcome 5: Design a Thumb Piano (History, Art, Design Technology, English) **Link also included to digital file for editing and sharing on learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Seesaw.

By erinbrasington

Ancient Benin Study: Create a Thumb Piano

Ancient Benin Study: Create a Thumb Piano

This resource is designed for children to investigate Ancient Benin and learn about instruments from modern Nigeria. Children will use their new knowledge about instruments from this region of Africa before designing their own using different types of diagrams outlined in the National Curriculum of England's DT expectations (annotated diagram, cross-sectional diagram, exploded diagram). Children will then make and evaluate their instrument. Resources are structured around the 2017 Interim Teaching Framework for end of Key Stage 2 Expectations (Focus on Years 5 and 6 from the curriculum objectives as well). The pack includes differentiated sheets should they be used in lower Key Stage 2 or for children less able in reading and writing. What's Included: - Curriculum Links - Handouts **Link also included to digital file for editing and sharing on learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Seesaw.

By erinbrasington

Cracking Code Breakers: (KS2) (British Science Association CREST SuperStar Link Scheme)

Cracking Code Breakers: (KS2) (British Science Association CREST SuperStar Link Scheme)

Free downloadable learning resource for KS2/3 Cracking Code Breakers reveals the lesser known story of Colossus, the world's first programmable computer that was invented by Tommy Flowers, a General Post Office (GPO) engineer . Use this resource to inspire your pupils' with a unique story of engineering ingenuity and to make connections between computer technology in the past and the present day. Cracking Code Breakers can support a digital literacy topic and teaching across the curriculum. The resource includes: • Teachers’ Notes • Student Activities including two British Science Association CREST SuperStar Challenges • Interactive PowerPoints • Film clips • Cracking Code Breakers CREST SuperStar stickers Curriculum Links: Computing (Digital Literacy, data protection), Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, History (Local History, Continuity and Change), Literacy, Geography, Citizenship Mission Colossus game Put your engineering skills to the test in this interactive game. Can you beat the clock and build Colossus? Available to play postalmuseum.org/learning Cracking Code Breakers at The Postal Museum Primary schools visiting The Postal Museum can book a 1-hour interactive workshop: Cracking Code Breakers: Engineering Colossus the world's first programmable computer £120 plus VAT per class (up to 30 pupils) To find out more, or book a visit: postalmuseum.org/for-schools Cracking Code Breakers is funded by Royal Mail and John Cass Foundation and was developed with support from the National Museum of Computing.

By ThePostalMuseum

KS3 Design & Technology Homework Takeaway Sheets

KS3 Design & Technology Homework Takeaway Sheets

These two worksheets are for year 7 & 8 students who are studying Design & Technology. I have designed these to give students three levels/differentiated tasks to choose from which is designed to give them an overview of key areas of the AQA GCSE D&T specification. Tasks start of as beginner, then professional and build up to master tasks. These tasks are built around Blooms Taxonomy and build up in complexity. These worksheets were trialled last year, tweaked and this is the finished product.

By alexwjtom

Cold Food Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Cold Food Wordsearch Food Technology Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Cold Food'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean