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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
Design Technology : Skills Strips (Differentiation)

Design Technology : Skills Strips (Differentiation)

Differentiation. One of the most important things in every classroom, but sometimes the hardest to manage. Skills Strips are a visual aid that helps low level learners with instructions in the classroom Includes 6 pre-designed Technology skills : Sketching, Reflecting, Isometric, Evaluating, Analysing and Cutting. -6 different technology skills cards already set up, ready to print and use. -Print A3 and laminate so that students can tick off stages as they work. -Can be fully edited and adapted using PowerPoint. For more detail on this resource, visit - www.educationbycreation.com
ShaniceWelsh
Y7 Transition Project and taster session - Drag Racer

Y7 Transition Project and taster session - Drag Racer

This resource is a highly engaging Y7 transition project that can be used for primary taster sessions. It includes a team workbook and pupils are asked to design and build they own wind powered drag car. Pupil then race them at the end of the session. (the cars are blown along the track by a leaf blower)
leepeachey
Some useful KS2 Design and Technology Recourses

Some useful KS2 Design and Technology Recourses

In the bundle is a selection of resources that could cover a number of projects for Primary Design and Technology and could also be useful as a general resource. A bargain at over half the normal sales price.
MrFied
KS3 Lamp project - Booklet and SOW

KS3 Lamp project - Booklet and SOW

KS3 Mood Changing Lamp project Booklet Scheme of Work Self Assessment Peer Assessment Exemplar Design Evaluations Completely adaptable for your school (Runs off 10mm light changing LED from Kitronik)
leepeachey
Technology : Consumer Profile Cards (activity)

Technology : Consumer Profile Cards (activity)

Being a Designer means stepping out of your comfort zone and forgetting about your own preferences & needs. However, I have noticed that this is sometimes lost in classroom practice. Students are given a design brief or problem to solve, yet the final outcome is bias and based upon what THEY like and want. Students design something for themselves that they can take home and use - This resource prevents this from happening! 12 different consumer cards that are purposely written in a paragraphs, so that students can dissect the information, like a reading comprehension, pulling out the important facts that they need to know. This will show a detailed understanding. The cards include a range of people that have a variety of likes, needs and wants. This encourages students to choose a suitable consumer that is relevant to the problem that they have been asked to solve. (For example, if the problem is to design a product to help the elderly, then the Baby consumer profile card would not be suitable - Students should be expected to work this out after class discussion). Print on A4 or A3 paper and laminate!
ShaniceWelsh
KS3 Waves: Bloodhound SSC Jet Car Supersonic Shockwaves and Aerodynamics Video- 4 mins

KS3 Waves: Bloodhound SSC Jet Car Supersonic Shockwaves and Aerodynamics Video- 4 mins

When you’re covering a mile in a blistering 3.6 seconds you need to know the car is safe and stable. Aerodynamics and managing the supersonic shockwaves the car creates is key reaching 1,000mph / 1,600kph. Dr Ben Evans from the University of Swansea explains all… 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! Air Pressure, Forces, Shockwaves, Velocity measurements, forces…
Bloodhound_EDU
KS3 Forces, Motion, the Science behind building a 1000mph Jet and Rocket Car: Bloodhound SSC

KS3 Forces, Motion, the Science behind building a 1000mph Jet and Rocket Car: 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! The EJ200 Typhoon jet engine’s nozzle is key to getting reheat (aka afterburners). The titanium petals open and close to manage the airflow, generating the trust to reach supersonic speeds.
Bloodhound_EDU
Complete DT Starter pack - Ideal for NQTs/PGCE students

Complete DT Starter pack - Ideal for NQTs/PGCE students

5 Schemes of work to get any NQT started that will last and inspire for years. All tried and tested and focus on building skills for GCSE/Tech award/ VCERTs. 1000’s of downloads originall between them and the Clock and Grand Designs projects originally were TES top picks. All resources editable and will save you Hours of work as these were amassed over years of practice.
Thomaswilson
Grand Designs Project for sketchup

Grand Designs Project for sketchup

TES PICKS project featured in the DT newsletter and with over 15000 downloads! Brilliant scheme with lesson by lesson differentiated PowerPoint and printable worksheets with be brilliant for improving 3D design skills and capturing the imaginations of your pupils. also included in this detailed bundle are : 12 individual and editable lesson plans Scheme of work outine Level ladder
Thomaswilson
Technology Challenge Cards

Technology Challenge Cards

How are you challenging your most able students? Challenge Cards are a great way to embed high level learning activities into every lesson and more importantly… Students love completing them! Ofsted regularly report that more able students are not being challenged enough in most subjects. Some leave primary school with high SATS results, yet fail to leave secondary school with top GCSE grades. Challenge Cards have been created as an alternative to ‘more of the same’ extension tasks. Cards have been developed for individual year groups and contain either theory or design related activities - activities relate to the scheme of work but are always topics that students have not studied yet. Each card includes a checklist which allows students to tick off success criteria as they work through the activity. Challenge Cards also include house point rewards which are dependant on how well the student has completed the challenge. There is also a space for a teacher comment. Staple the cards to the corner of student booklets so that challenge activities are evident in work scrutiny. Students also enjoy finding these in their books once work has been marked and handed back to them in fix-it time. Cards should be printed in black and white on bright green A4 card. This makes them stand out in class books and look appealing to students. (Includes: Six different KS3 cards as examples) This resource is fully editable using Microsoft PowerPoint
ShaniceWelsh
Facebook 'like' thumbs up

Facebook 'like' thumbs up

A page of facebook thumbs up 'like' buttons that can be printed and laminated. I use these during self and peer assessment both individual and group. Students are able to 'like' a piece of work, which initiates discussion.
rach_p88
STEM Directory

STEM Directory

I've put together a spreadsheet containing a list of companies, organisations and charities that provide resources, events, programmes and competitions, etc. to promote and encourage STEM in schools. I hope you find it useful. Let me know what you think-I'm always looking to improve the resources I make.
Bankler
Winter or Christmas Diorama DT Challenge

Winter or Christmas Diorama DT Challenge

A great end of term activity for the final week of term 2. I have used this challenge with various KS1 and KS2 classes. Obviously, the support varies. For younger children just creating the scene was enough and they needed more premade elements e.g. printed characters etc. For older children the Further suggestions became requirements. Children could work in pairs/groups/individually. They were great to display and get parents in too. Caution: if using school circuits you will need to brief children beforehand that they will need to dismantle that part of their diorama - this usually meant the circuitry was added to the background rather than within the display.
joymears
Finders Keepers - personal objects as primary sources. Lower primary: Neil Baker

Finders Keepers - personal objects as primary sources. Lower primary: Neil Baker

Investigate objects from MoAD’s Neil Baker collection and develop your student’s understanding of how Old Parliament House functioned and Australia’s telecommunications history. This resource supports the use of objects from MoAD’s collection in lower primary classrooms. It links to the Australian Curriculum learning areas of HASS, Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies.
MoADLearning
Montessori Nomenclatures: Parts of an Electrical Circuit

Montessori Nomenclatures: Parts of an Electrical Circuit

Electricity plays an important role in our lives. The concept of electrical circuits is explored in this resource. Nomenclature Cards entice the child to explore the parts of an electric circuit, building their vocabulary and reading skills. Each part is presented within the whole, giving the complete picture and showing the part's relevance within its context. This set includes electrical circuit wire load switch energy source The control booklet allows for autonomous error correction, making the whole learning experience more authentic.
lcallard21
50 x Design Technology Colouring Sheets Keyword Starter Settler Textiles Food Graphics Cover Lesson

50 x Design Technology Colouring Sheets Keyword Starter Settler Textiles Food Graphics Cover Lesson

50 x Copyright-free Design Technology colouring sheets on the theme of 'Design Technology'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as colouring sheets. Includes 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. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
50% Discount! Seize this amazing Bundle Offer now!!

50% Discount! Seize this amazing Bundle Offer now!!

Are you looking at gaining classroom control while minimizing the teacher talk time and motivating your learners to achieve better grades? If your answer is, "Yes"? Then, get this! Get value for your money by purchasing these activities, assessments and fun resources at 50% discount to enrich the study of various science topics taught in your school. Topics are aligned with the curriculum for physical science, earth and space science, and some life science. These resources have been tailored to serve you now and in the future for the learners you love!
ozmatts12
Keep your students motivated with these activities at an Unbeatable Price!

Keep your students motivated with these activities at an Unbeatable Price!

Study after study has shown that children who experience STEM education early on will be best equipped in understanding STEM concepts later in their academic career. Simply put, the earlier educators integrate STEM lessons into their daily curriculum, the better chance children will develop a stronger understanding of these skills, as well as cultivate a future interest. For this reason, this Science bundle with a total of 10 creative and engaging STEM Projects have been designed and uploaded just for you. Trust me, this will keep your learners on the edge of their seats and through these projects, your desired promotions might just come through.
ozmatts12
Computing and ICT Teacher? If Yes, download this!

Computing and ICT Teacher? If Yes, download this!

Are you an experienced or a NQT Computer Science or ICT teacher seeking to effectively drive-home some topics and manage your class? Are you seeking for better ways of engaging your students while you teach one of the most important subjects today? If you answered, "Yes". Then, TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE of this mini-bundle word puzzle which can be used as a starter(s), activity and even homework. Topics covered covers Programming, Internet browsers, Computer hardware and Computer Inventors. Each activity comes with an accompanied answer sheet for the teacher to evaluate the students' work.
ozmatts12
STEM Design Process Poster

STEM Design Process Poster

A large format (A1) poster of the STEM Design Process. The initial Ask - Imagine - Design phase is shaded red. The Build - Test - Evaluate - Re-Design cycle is shaded purple. The final Share stage is shaded blue. The eight stages are annotated with clarifying statements with cute robot icons illustrating stages graphically. The poster can be printed at full size (A1) with no loss of quality or resized to fit your purposes or printer. Use as a decorative poster in your science / computer / STEM area, as a reference sheet in students' books or as a clear and colourful teaching resource.
OzFlynx
60-Page 3D Printing Guide for Teachers

60-Page 3D Printing Guide for Teachers

It’s an exciting time for teachers looking to integrate 3D printing in the classroom and it is our mission at PrintLab to make the process as easy, enjoyable and valuable as possible! For this reason we created PrintLab's 3D Printing Guide for Teachers - a comprehensive eBook detailing everything you need to know about 3D printing in the classroom. The chapters included in this guide are: - An Introduction to 3D Printing - Getting 3D Printable Files - Preparing Files for 3D Printing - 3D Printing Tips for the Classroom - Integrating 3D Printing into the Curriuculum - 3D Printing Solutions We hope you find the guide useful and if you have any questions or require any support, please get in touch at hello@weareprintlab.com.
PrintLab
A to Z of D&T

A to Z of D&T

The A to Z of Design and Technology is a pictorial dictionary of D&T terminology presented as PowerPoint presentations which may also be printed as classroom display cards. The resource consists of clear images of related items, each with a picture, title and definition, covering different focus areas of workshop applications, textiles and food. It includes tools and materials in each of these settings and is aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils, but is also useful for students at Key Stage 3. Teacher notes accompany the presentations. Published in English and Welsh versions, the resource will act as a stimulus in the classroom and to supplement teaching about different aspects of D&T.
DesignAndTechnologyAssociation
Projects on a Page full pack of 21 planners

Projects on a Page full pack of 21 planners

The Projects on a Page scheme of work was introduced in 2014 to help primary schools in England implement the National Curriculum for D&T in an imaginative way. Based on universal principles of effective teaching and learning in D&T, it is also a valuable resource for schools in other parts of the UK and further afield. This scheme of work has been developed by the D&T Association’s Primary Working Group in association with D&T primary consultants. It comprises 21 A3 size project planners that give scope for teachers to use their creativity and professional judgment, whilst ensuring the quality, integrity and rigour of children’s learning. Each planner has 20-step planning guidance and accompanying teaching tips and techniques, a glossary, an example of iterative design appropriate to the project, and practical advice on using resources, useful sketches and diagrams in a helpsheet format to support teachers delivering the project in the classroom. Also included are suggestions on class organisation, links to resources and a glossary of technical terminology related to the project. A guidance booklet shows how to use the planners to full effect and the context in which they should be used. Year 1/2 Mechanisms - Sliders and levers Year 1/2 Structures - Freestanding structures Year 1/2 Food - Preparing fruit and vegetables Year 1/2 Textiles - Templates and joining techniques Year 1/2 Mechanisms - Wheels and axles Year 3/4 Mechanical Systems - Levers and linkages Year 3/4 Mechanical Systems - Pneumatics (NEW) Year 3/4 Structures - Shell structures using computer-aided design (NEW) Year 3/4 Electrical Systems - Simple programming and control (NEW) Year 3/4 Textiles - 2-D shape to 3-D product Year 3/4 Food - Healthy and varied diet Year 3/4 Structures - Shell structures Year 3/4 Electrical Systems - Simple circuits and switches Year 5/6 Food - Celebrating culture and seasonality Year 5/6 Textiles - Combining different fabric shapes Year 5/6 Structures - Frame structures Year 5/6 Electrical Systems - More complex switches and circuits Year 5/6 Mechanical Systems - Pulleys or gears Year 5/6 Mechanical Systems - Cams (NEW) Year 5/6 Textiles - Using computer-aided design in textiles (NEW) Year 5/6 Electrical Systems - Monitoring and control (NEW) Levers and Linkages and Pneumatics provide alternative ways of teaching Mechanical systems at Year 3/4, as do Cams and Pulleys and Gears at Year 5/6. The two Electrical Systems planners focus on the Crumble microcontroller. Full guidance is given in the accompanying booklets showing how to use the planners to full effect and the context in which they should be used.
DesignAndTechnologyAssociation
30 Teddy Bear Photos PowerPoint Presentation

30 Teddy Bear Photos PowerPoint Presentation

Are you doing a topic on bears? Are you doing a topic on toys? Are you looking for some great photos of different types of teddy bears? I have collected together 30 photos of teddy bears for you to share with your class. You could look at it directly as a presentation and discuss the different bears being shown in each of photos. You could print off and laminate the photos to make an interesting, eye-catching display about teddy bears. The students could also take the laminated photos and sort them into different types of. The students can then discuss which teddy bear they liked the best and why. The photos could also be used as prompts for creative writing, factual writing or descriptive writing.
peterfogarty
Toy Bundle

Toy Bundle

This is my toy bundle. It shows a range of modern toys and compares them to toys from the past. Which toys are still popular from the past? I also included a creative writing prompt to encourage the students to write about the different toys in more detail.
peterfogarty
Transport Bundle

Transport Bundle

This is a set of presentations about different forms of transport. The presentations would be a great way of getting a class to use a wider range of descriptive terms, especially when it comes to describing colours, the locations and the number of wheels they can count. This a good way to introduce the topic of cars and transport. I have also included two 'Talk a lot' teaching units about transport and cars. Finally, I also included the car free day presentation, to see how many different forms of transport the children can identify. Ask your students to describe what are the pros and cons of using each type of transport.
peterfogarty
Bundle - Scientists

Bundle - Scientists

This bundle includes eight biographies of the following scientists: Thomas Edison Charles Darwin Leonardo da Vinci Nicolaus Copernicus Albert Einstein Isaac Newton Galileo Galilei Nikola Tesla Each biography includes a wide variety of exercises, puzzles and other fun stuff. The answers and an answer sheet are included. Bonus: Scientists Matching Game Outline of the units Page 1 - 2: His Life (reading) Page 3: Exercise: open questions & gap-fill Page 4: Exercise: timeline Page 5 - 6: His Work (reading) Page 7: Exercise: multiple choice & matching pictures Page 8: Fun Facts (word scramble exercise) Page 9: Word Search Page 10: Crossword (revision)
magisterprintables
Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Let’s learn about Nikola Tesla! Why was he famous and what did he discover? Let’s find out with this 10-page biography. Exercises, puzzles and other fun stuff are included! Overview: Page 1 - 2: His Life (reading) Page 3: Exercise: open questions & gap-fill Page 4: Exercise: timeline Page 5 - 6: His Work (reading) Page 7: Exercise: multiple choice & word scramble Page 8: Fun Facts (word scramble exercise) Page 9: Word Search Page 10: Crossword (revision) Bonus: Scientists Matching Game The answers and an answer sheet are included. You might also like these biographies: Thomas Edison Charles Darwin Leonardo da Vinci Nicolaus Copernicus Albert Einstein Isaac Newton Galileo Galilei You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Scientists Biographies Keywords: Nikola Tesla, engineer, inventor, electricity, alternating current, AC, Tesla Coil, Thomas Edison, voltage, x-ray, induction motor, radio
magisterprintables
Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Let’s learn about Thomas Edison! Why was he famous and what did he discover? Let’s find out with this 10-page biography. Exercises, puzzles and other fun stuff are included! Overview: Page 1 - 2: His Life (reading) Page 3: Exercise: open questions & gap-fill Page 4: Exercise: timeline Page 5 - 6: His Work (reading) Page 7: Exercise: multiple choice & matching terms Page 8: Fun Facts (word scramble exercise) Page 9: Word Search Page 10: Crossword (revision) Bonus: Scientists Matching Game The answers and an answer sheet are included. You might also like these biographies: Charles Darwin Leonardo da Vinci Nicolaus Copernicus Albert Einstein Isaac Newton Galileo Galilei Nikola Tesla You can save money by purchasing the Bundle! Scientists Biographies Keywords: Thomas Edison, inventor, scientist, businessman, inventions, telegraph, Grand Trunk Railroad, Menlo Park, Edison Effect, phonograph, light bulb, kinetoscope
magisterprintables