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Design and Build a Hotel - STEM, Engineering and Math Group Project

Design and Build a Hotel - STEM, Engineering and Math Group Project

about the engineering and design of hotels as they research and design one with their team. After introducing the lesson with a short video (link included in resources), students complete a math project about hotel design that focuses on perimeter, area, square footage, measurement and scale skills (formulas are included). Next, they work with their team to research information about the design and engineering involved in hotel construction and plan the design, materials and budget for the hotel they will design. Then, they work individually to create their own hotel to scale in Sketchup (a free CAD software program, download available at: https://www.sketchup.com/download ) and after completion, determine which of the team’s designs they will actually construct. Finally, they build a model of their hotel using recycled materials, following the Engineering Design Process with their team. After completing their hotel, students present their project to the class and explain their design choices. Finally, students reflect on and summarize their learning with short answers to questions about the experience and what they learned. This lesson was created for 7th and 8th grade, but could also be used successfully in upper elementary grades or high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Team Sign Up Sheet • Team Planning Sheet, Budget Sheet & Price List (editable) • Hotel Design Math Project – Student Questions and Answer Key (editable digital and print versions) • Math Formula “Cheat Sheet” • Engineering & Design Research Project – Student Questions and Answer Key (editable digital and print versions) • Hotel Design in Sketchup Project - Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Hotel Building & Construction Project – Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric • Engineering Design Process Planning Sheet (editable digital and print versions) • Reflection Questions (editable digital and print versions)
innovationsintechnology
AQA Exemplar Folder for the new GCSE (Not Endorsed)

AQA Exemplar Folder for the new GCSE (Not Endorsed)

This is my own take on what I believe a level 9 folder could look like for the new AQA GCSE in Design and Technology. It is appropriate for the children's learning and play sample context and covers exploring a context, iterative design, prototyping and client led brief. There are 40 slides each with a commentary and a summary at the end of each A0. I have worked for the AQA for 20 years with 25 years classroom experience where many students achieved 100% for their coursework so this is based on that experience.
splinters
Online Safety, Cyber Bullying, and Digital Citizenship Bundle

Online Safety, Cyber Bullying, and Digital Citizenship Bundle

Surfing the Internet safely, cyber bullying, and practicing good digital citizenship is covered in the 12 activities below. Here is what is in the bundle: 1. Be Safe Online (2 Page Worksheet) Discusses not giving out to much personal information online. 2. Cyber Bullying (2 Page Worksheet) looks at how to identify cyber bullying and how to deal with it. 3. Digital Compass: (1 Page Worksheet/rubric with link to online activity) This is website that looks at different issues with online safety. Very fun for the students. 4. Internet Safety Game: Beat the Hacker! A fun Jeopardy type game with a twist. This game covers Internet safety, Online Friends, Safe or Scam, and Saying Things Online. Play as a class in teams, or individually. 5. Writing activity: (5 Pages) Are Friends on the Internet real friends? Students will write and essay answering the essential question Are Friends on the Internet real friends? The is a one page reading about Internet Friends, a guide on how to write the essay, and writing tips fro struggling students. 6. Famous Magician on Social Media: (2 Page Worksheet) A short story about a magician and his social media account where he is putting himself at risk online. The worksheet includes follow questions. 7. Be safe Online (2 Page Worksheet) Short read with questions. Discusses things that put people at risk online. 8. Online Safety Bumper Sticker: (1 Page Worksheet) This activity comes with rubric and template. 9. Online Safety pledge: (1 Page Worksheet) 10. Online Safety: Safe or Not (1 Page Worksheet and Answer Key) Discusses things that are safe and not safe to say online. 11. Cyber Safety Story Board: Comes with online link and Rubric to complete activity. Fun online activity. 12. How to determine if a website is fake: (2 Page Worksheet with links) This is a fun activity where students will go to a list of website s and try and determine if they are real or fake. Please note that this is a bundle and that some of the activities are sold separately. Buy the bundle for the best deal!
Jonmayhew1234
Assessing and Recording without the Exercise Book

Assessing and Recording without the Exercise Book

Children often know more about science that we think; sometimes they just donʼt have the skills to write down their ideas. I wrote this book because I have a strong belief that all children, whatever their literacy levels, should be given the opportunity to share what they know about science. Over the years, Iʼve developed a range of alternative recording methods that allow children to express their knowledge and learning. These have been tried and tested in the classroom. This book outlines these methods, gently guiding the reader through each one. I cover what each recording method looks like, the reason behind using it, some ideas on how to incorporate it into a lesson and how to use it to assess children. My hope is that this book will show teachers that there are ways to record and assess science that are fun and creative and that generate enthusiasm in the classroom. Most importantly - they donʼt involve an exercise book. By using these methods youʼll find that children, particularly those who lack the ability to get things down on paper, will demonstrate an amazing science understanding. They just needed to be given the chance to express it their way! This book was written for primary Teachers but the ideas can be used in secondary schools as well.
bedruthansteps
Adobe Illustrator basic tools

Adobe Illustrator basic tools

Having worked as freelance Illustrator for many years, I have created a booklet to print and handout to new students when learning Adobe Illustrator. The most useful tools and functions I use to produce illustrations are listed and located. A good starting point.
justinrawcliffe
The Christmas Zombie Invasion!

The Christmas Zombie Invasion!

This is a highly entertaining Christmas lesson full of fun activities. Complete and ready to use. There’s nothing like zombies to capture the imagination of students! The lesson includes a fully explained activity where students build and fire simple catapults made from lolly (popsicle) sticks. This is done in the classroom (no need to go outside). You do NOT (not!) need to know how to build the catapult, the lesson carefully guides students so they can do it without help ! A story about an invasion of zombie Santas is told. Christmas is in jeopardy! The learners have to try to save Christmas by defeating the zombie horde and finding a cure to turn the zombies back into humans. All instructions are included and the lesson teaches the learners almost automatically, any of us can give this fun and imaginative lesson. How can we stop the zombie horde? How do we cure the zombies turning them back into people? Can your class save Christmas? The length of the lesson is very flexible depending on your needs. There are add and delete activities so the lesson can easily last anywhere between 0.5 hours and 1.5 hours depending on what you want. This lesson gets the learners out of their seats, keeps them happy, focused and engaged as they work in teams building and creating. There’s nothing like zombies to capture the imagination of students! It's a great lesson that teachers of any subject can use with all ages from 6 to 16. It won't go out of date (like a quiz might) so you can use it for years to come, which makes it excellent value at this price ! As well as being great fun and entertaining it is also educational and includes: literacy, numeracy, SMSC, team working skills, questions with answers, physical coordination skills, activities with answers, play ball game, joke telling etc High quality, ready to use lesson - great for teachers of all subjects! Happy teaching ! Barclayfox. Key words: Christmas English, Christmas Geography, Christmas Geog, Christmas History, Christmas French, Christmas activities, Christmas activity, Xmas, saving Christmas, Christmas literacy, quiz, quizzes, Xmas, practical, team work, fun, entertaining, engaging, SMSC, literacy, happy kids, fun learning, catapult, elf, elves, sleigh, reindeer, Christmas maths, Christmas English, Christmas English language, Christmas English literacy, Christmas PE, Christmas PSHE, Christmas RE, Christmas French, Christmas German, MFL, Christmas Sociology, Christmas Psychology, Christmas Physics, Christmas Chemistry, Christmas Biology, Christmas Design technology, Christmas product design, EBacc, BTec, Progress 8, Christmas engineering, drama, ICT, media, computer science, art, business.
barclayfox
Sweet dispenser Unit of Work

Sweet dispenser Unit of Work

This Unit of work is a project designing and making a sweet dispenser. The project has the following resources (9 files): Lessons Powerpoint (16 slides) which includes lesson objectives, assessment objectives and examples Design specification worksheet Examples of sweet dispensers Types of sweet dispensers Ergonomics and Anthropmetrics worksheets Machinery handouts for hand router, morticer, lathe and pillar drill Detailed explanation of how to make 4 different types of sweet dispenser - *waterfall, downfall, jar and shaped Cutting list and final idea worksheet A homework sheet with 3 homeworks that compliment the project designing another product that can dispense. I ran this project with year 9s and used it as a way to improve more technical machine skills and I ran demonstrations on the router, lathe, pillar drill and morticer. The four different types of sweet dispenser* I have shown how to make have varying levels of skill which allows for easy differentiation. It is also a project that allows students to develop their independent working skills.
sussexsarah
Christmas Reindeer lollies

Christmas Reindeer lollies

This is a mini Christmas project you can do with any secondary year group. It is based on making a batch of a product to sell. The product is a paper wrapper round a lolly. The example is a reindeer but the idea is to come up with their own design. Areas that you could extend from this project include: Scale of production CAD vs handmade Design iterations Relate to factory production line Economical use of materials Profit margins Properties of paper Target market Quality assurance and control Tolerances and measuring - you could use other lollies Included in the powerpoint is the 2D Design of the reindeer that can be copy and pasted into 2 D design. I have also included making tips and teacher's notes on what materials to use and the lollies I used.
sussexsarah
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
Using Adobe Illustrator

Using Adobe Illustrator

For those of you unfamiliar with Adobe Illustrator, you might be daunted by teaching this to your class but this digital package is invaluable in the world of design. Designs created in this program can be exported into a number of other programs and this is a frequently used tool in the industry.
17097126
Yr 6 Pocket Torch Induction Task

Yr 6 Pocket Torch Induction Task

I have used this successfully for a number of years to engage, prospective new students on their induction day. The unit of work allows you to introduce the year 6 pupils to the design process, using the booklet in conjunction with the presentation. Also, it will allow you to highlight CAM as part of their induction (Laser Cutter). The project can be easily completed in an hour. You will need to prepare suitable design files, I have used a common 2D designing package for this. These types of files are not supported by TES but if you message me with your email address I am happy to send to you. Alternatively, create your own and alter the booklet and presentation to match.
Neilwebley