Design Technology Minilight Project

Design Technology Minilight Project

A 10 week SOW to design and make a minilight using 2D Design and a laser cutter. Slides showing progression through the unit and baseline/end of unit assessments. Makes use of CAD/CAM skills. Videos from Youtube to supplement slides.
prc88
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
10 Video Overlays

10 Video Overlays

Video Overlay - Make a Picture in Picture Effect Easily A Picture in Picture (PIP), also called a Video Overlay, is when two video clips share the display screen at the same time, one smaller and superimposed on a larger image. … In video editing, you can use this Picture in Picture effect to insert an additional video. Use Movavi Free Video Editor (https://www.movavi.com/) to edit
joyce-b
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
KS3 / 4 2D Design Memphis Inspired Clocks

KS3 / 4 2D Design Memphis Inspired Clocks

This is a fun, ready to use 11 lesson laser cutter project that I have successfully run with Yr8 students for a few years, but would be equally suitable for Yr9 or even adapted slightly to cater for KS4. It introduces students to Techsoft 2D Design and how to use the laser cutter. It also includes information on Memphis and students will need to study this movement so that they can use it as a source of inspiration. There is also some investigative work on plastics. As the work progresses there are a number of aspects that students can work on, so there is a certain amount of independence and self management - especially for the more able. I usually limit the number of colours students can use to a maximum of four, ( I may go to 5 with particularly competent students) and some students will only use two colours. I have used both Essex Grey Board and Foam Board for modeling and testing purposes and both have their merits. Depending on the quality of your laser cutter, the Foam Board may not be a viable option. Either way, modeling first helps students get to grips with iterative designing and they are able to test their 2D Design drawings as well as the designs and then modify their 2D Designs accordingly. This pack includes a full set of lesson PowerPoints for 11 lessons, with starters, plenaries, lesson objectives and Thinking School methodologies if your school is into that. There is a student workbook which I uploaded and got students to use electronically, but a few quick modifications ( deleting some instructions) and it could simply be printed out for students to use in hard format. I have left both the lessons and the workbooks as PowerPoints so you are able to make your own alterations.
moeh1
CAD/CAM homework

CAD/CAM homework

2 x differentiated sheets for homework related to CAD/CAM. Used for KS3 students for theory related to their CAD lessons
rcteacherdt
Guides for using Fusion 360

Guides for using Fusion 360

These two guides should help most students get to grips with Fusion 360. There are 2 versions available, I would suggest starting all students on the basic version, then distribute the Advanced sheets as required. I have trialed these guide sheets with Y7 - 10 students and found if they follow the steps closely they can excel with this powerful software package. The guides encourage students to build using ‘Components’ as a number of my pupils have become stuck having designed their model as a collection of ‘Bodies’. Although it makes teaching the software slightly more challenging to begin with, I have found this approach produces more stable models in the long run. These resources are freely available, make use of them and share, but please keep the logo on the bottom and do not sell them on. Thanks Dan
dgrant4
Keyboard Shortcuts Posters for PC Users

Keyboard Shortcuts Posters for PC Users

Following on from the success of my keyboard shortcuts headers some teachers got in touch requesting full page poster versions. These can be used in a wall display to remind your pupils of common keyboard shortcuts for PCs. These colour posters feature 24 common keyboard shortcuts. Contents 1 x “Keyboard Shortcuts” poster 24 x full page colour posters featuring shortcuts for: cut, paste, copy, select all, undo action, redo action, save, print, bold, underline, italic, go to start of document, go to end of document, find, new window, screenshot, help, open file, refresh window, switch between programs, align text left, align text right, justify text and centre text. Please note that there are no issues in this resource with UK/US specific spelling. Thank you for visiting my store, OkinawanGirl
OkinawanGirl
Lesson Powerpoint for  Bionics BTEC Engineering Unit 1

Lesson Powerpoint for Bionics BTEC Engineering Unit 1

A Powerpoint lesson on Bionics and how they have been developed by Biomedical Engineers. A number of activities, starter, You Tube examples and leveled learning objectives. Created for BTEC Engineering Unit 1 using information from the specification however can be used in STEM lessons or Design Technology Lessons. Learners can begin to understand the wider topic of new technologies.
hridgus
AQA GCSE D&T- 30 Days of Summer Homework

AQA GCSE D&T- 30 Days of Summer Homework

A one page format including a range of tasks for students to complete over the summer to keep the subject knowledge from Year 10 fresh, extend and consolidate understanding and begin to consider some starting points for the NEA contexts. Set over a 30 days challenge style- one task a day! Has been written based on AQA content but could be used with other exam boards - have included both a PDF and a Publisher file so that own questions or tasks can be added in.
Rebecky136
Animation Planning and resources Y5 and Y6

Animation Planning and resources Y5 and Y6

This resources is for a 5 week plan for animation using Ipads for a mixed 5/6 class. It compromises of 6 lessons, differentiated with white board slides to follow and resources; including learning intentions and worksheets to plan. It looks at the world of Morph and dips into shaun the sheep. this resource is easily editable to suit a different key stage 2 age group or adapt to use different apps or resources. Each lesson lesson 1 - looking a apps for animating lesson 2- planning an animation lesson 3 - creating the animation lesson 4 - script writing lesson 5 - evaluating the app
bgjwh06
World Cup football inspired STEM lesson-KS3 Science

World Cup football inspired STEM lesson-KS3 Science

In this activity, students consider the factors affecting how far a football travels when it is kicked/headed/thrown in a game of football and the benefits and drawbacks of the VAR (vidoe assistant referee) system. In groups, they learn how to think like engineers and design a VAR set-up for a football stadium. Includes links to video clips showing various aspects of VAR.
cinnamonwhirl
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
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
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
Edexcel Product Design Coursework Guide for  Students (New Specification for Teaching from 2017)

Edexcel Product Design Coursework Guide for Students (New Specification for Teaching from 2017)

A complete student friendly guide that covers every page or key area that needs to be included in the Coursework Unit (Unit 1 Creative Design and Make). It has been set out to follow the Specification and Marking Criteria. However this can be used as a guide for most Product Design Portfolios for GCSE and A-Level not just limited to Edexcel. It includes: High level examples Hints and Tips Instructions Sentence Starters Help with laying out sheets Table Templates Questions. It covers key criteria such as research, specification, client feedback, designing, modeling, developing, test and evaluating.
hridgus
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
Philosophy Lesson Plans for EYFS (P4C)

Philosophy Lesson Plans for EYFS (P4C)

11 Early Years/ KS1 Lesson Plans to support philosophy for children. Great for building creative and critical thinking and for developing communication and language skills. Themes include: Animals Teddies Superheroes Cinderella Jack and the Beanstalk Harvest Festival Stone Soup Little Red Hen Transitions/ Starting school Robots Ghosts Belief Santa/ Christmas How long is a year?
MagicalEYFS
Robot Philosophy Plan for 3-7 year olds

Robot Philosophy Plan for 3-7 year olds

Can robots do everything that humans can? A philosophy lesson for 3-7 year olds to encourage creative thinking and communication and language skills. Differentiation for age and ability can be done by adapting the questioning and differentiation by results.
MagicalEYFS
DT / Science: Design and make a KITE!

DT / Science: Design and make a KITE!

A great 4-page activity booklet for designing and making a kite. Students can choose the ‘type’ of kite they want to design and the materials required to construct the frame, kite covering, tail and assembly. The booklet also allows the children to evaluate their design and construction.
Lresources4teachers
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
Criterion 7 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

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

Step by step guide through Criterion 7 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Product User Testing, Evaluation Against Specification, Conclusion & Improvements Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a 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
Criterion 5 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets

Criterion 5 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets

Step by step guide through Criterion 5 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Cutting List, Production Plan, and Orthographic Drawings Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a 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
Criterion 4 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 4 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 4 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Probably the most difficult criteria to gain full marks in, due to the range of outcomes and required detail of documentation. Broken down into individual tasks including: Design Selection, Sketch Development, CAD Development, Card Modeling, Possible Construction, Construction Testing, Final Design Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a 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
Criterion 3 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 3 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 3 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Inspiration Board, Design Ideas, Line & Rendering, Annotation & Presentation, Evaluation Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a 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
Criterion 2 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 2 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 2 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Product Research, Product Analysis, Questionnaire Creation, Questionnaire Analysis, Size Location & Anthropometrics, and Specification. Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a 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
Criterion 1 Guide -  New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

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

Step by step guide through Criterion 1 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Page Layout, Context, Situation, Mindmap, User & Design Brief. Provides pupils with a comprehensive guide to achieving full marks in the strand. Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a 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.
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