Six R's of Sustainability Pyramid

Six R's of Sustainability Pyramid

This useful six R’s of sustainability pyramid can be used for a variety of technology based subjects including Design Technology & Engineering. Is is useful at all Key Stages. These nets can assembled by pupils or before hand by teachers and used as a reminder of the six R’s. This can be useful when analysing existing products and looking at the environmental impact of processes and materials. A colourful 3D display that can be placed on a desk or work bench, to remind pupils of six R’s of sustainability. This pack also includes larger templates which can be glued together to make an even bigger display. There are two file types available and can be easily edited to ensure that it is suitable for your subject/specification.
pxaengineering
Conductors and insulators activity

Conductors and insulators activity

40 cut out cards with images of a variety of insulators and conductors. Students to sort cards into: Insulator, Conductor and Not quite sure and stick or place over spaces on A3 sheet. The Not quite sure allows the opportunity for students to consider the effects of moisture or other external factors. There are more cards than spaces on the worksheet allowing the resource to be used with the same class more than once by selecting alternative cards.
clarvise
PPE identification activity

PPE identification activity

8 flashcards to cut out of PPE equipment. Powerpoint provided with description of each. Students to place in order on worksheet provided. Resources also available on TES for download on the identification of tools and equipment - (23 tools and 40 pieces of electrical equipment)
clarvise
STEM Club Bubbles Theme Scheme of Work

STEM Club Bubbles Theme Scheme of Work

A collection of eight bubble themes STEM club or fun science lesson activities Each activity includes a lesson plan detailing how to set up the activity, equipment needed and a method. A colourful student instruction sheet Labels for products (if required) Activities are Bubble Bombs Bubble Snakes Bubble Recipes Bubble wands Bubble Painting Bubble inside a bubble Homemade Bubble Bath Soap Making
marissa03
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
literacy and homework

literacy and homework

A booklet I used with a group of Year 9 's where you have a Technological word that the students then try to make up as many different words from the letters within it in a set time period. They then try to beat this target on a weekly basis. there is also a handy log for any homework set.
abiann123
New Technology Riddle Activity BTEC Engineering

New Technology Riddle Activity BTEC Engineering

A fun starter activity. 6 Riddles (questions) asking students to identify the New Technologies identified in the BTEC Engineering Specification. A great quick progress check/ revision tool. Could be used as a starter or a plenary. Answers also provided in the slide. Bionics Fibre Optics Nano Technology Blended Wing Body Hydrogen Fuel Cell Telematics
hridgus
Lesson Powerpoint for Fibre Optics BTEC Engineering

Lesson Powerpoint for Fibre Optics BTEC Engineering

A student friendly lesson powerpoint based on Fibre Optics. A selection of activities (starter, main, plenary) and leveled learning objectives. The content will help students understand the wider topic of the development of new technologies. Based on the Engineering Unit 1 specification but is versatile and be used in Design Technology and other STEM lessons. Attached are two photographs which show a simple but effective way to demonstrate fibre optics. Using a torch and a piece of clear Acrylic tube it can show how ‘light’ travels through the wire. This can used when showing the Polar Bear hair slide.
hridgus
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
Isometric, Orthographic Projection and Section views A3 Worksheet AQA

Isometric, Orthographic Projection and Section views A3 Worksheet AQA

Part of the AQA Design and Technology GCSE 8552 Drawing Skills Build Technical drawing techniques can often be confusing to teach and confusing for pupils to understand. This A3 worksheet has been designed to be simple and pupil friendly. It is aimed at pupils who have little or no understanding of: -Isometric sketching -Orthographic Projection -Section views. It has been tested in classes and has been designed to be folded in half so pupils are not overwhelmed by each task.
sammarston
Lesson Powerpoint for Aerodynamics and Blended Wingbodies BTEC Engineering

Lesson Powerpoint for Aerodynamics and Blended Wingbodies BTEC Engineering

A student friendly powerpoint covering two lessons on Aerodynamics and Blended Wingbodies based on the BTEC Engineering Unit1 Specification . 2- 3 lessons with a number of activities (starters etc.) which is can be used in Engineering but also other areas of Design Technology and STEM. Road bikes are used as an example to help students relate to the topic.
hridgus
Multiple Lesson Powerpoint Materials and Processes BTEC Engineering

Multiple Lesson Powerpoint Materials and Processes BTEC Engineering

A student friendly powerpoint including 4-5 lessons covering materials and processes taken directly from the BTEC Engineering Unit 1 specification A number of interesting activities (Starters, pleneries etc) and leveled learning objectives. This can be used for Product Design and is very versatile. Uses superhero (marvel) example to help children relate. Topics Covered: Material Classification: Smart, High Performance, Modern and Composite Uses (Products) Sectors of Engineering Manufacturing Processes Forces Deformation
hridgus
Past, Present and Future Technologies (STEM Activities)

Past, Present and Future Technologies (STEM Activities)

Teach your students about technologies that changed the world. What made them so successful? How did some become completely superseded or obsolete? And what will replace them in the future based upon what we know about history and the wants and needs of our society? This collection of 20 beautiful past and present technology cards are accompanied with 4 easy to follow activities and lesson plans to get your students thinking like a STEM designer, entrepreneur and innovator.
Innovativeteachingideas
Paper Helicopter STEM Challenge (PBL)

Paper Helicopter STEM Challenge (PBL)

Can you make the ultimate paper helicopter? Do you understand the principles of flight and gravity? How will you design, enhance, “tinker” and most importantly record your data and evidence of your findings? All these essential questions will be answered through these excellent HANDS ON STEM activities. Everything is here for you NO PREP REQUIRED The only materials required are paper, paper clips and scissors. This project can be distributed individually via Google Classroom, OneNote or a similar platform or you can teach it to the entire class. All content and materials are easy to follow and fully prepared. Become an engineer today and have some great fun learning about the basic principles of flight and gravity.
Innovativeteachingideas
STEM club schemes of work bundle

STEM club schemes of work bundle

Twelve themed schemes of work that can be used in STEM clubs or for fun science lessons. All practical lessons. Each scheme of work contains a number of lessons based around that theme that can be carried out over a number of weeks. for each lesson in each scheme of work there is a lesson plan which lists all equipment needed,how to set up and how to carry out the activity. and a colouful student instruction sheet which can be printed off and laminated or displayed on the board once upon a STEM star wars STEM christmas STEM easter STEM colour and fun themed STEM STEM the science of food valentines themed STEM Cosmetics themed STEM STEM practical challenges STEM Scavenger hunt Borax free slime recipes Bubble themed scheme of work
marissa03
Energy Production Cover / Lesson

Energy Production Cover / Lesson

This lesson resource can be used as a stand alone lesson either taught in class or as a cover lesson and comes complete with everything needed for a lesson in design technology with links to science, media and graphics. The resources include a set of cards which contain information about a range of energy production methods which are used to complete the provided worksheet with 3 tasks and an extension task. The resources also include a homework task for the class. Task 1 – Given the cards provided the students must locate and budget for a new production facility based in Scotland on the west coast. Task 2 – Student now produce a poster to promote this new energy plant. Task 3 – Students now project plan the building of the energy production plant using provided stages and a GANTT chart. Extension Task – Students complete an assessment and proposal for green energy production for their own school.
P.Darvill
STEM STEAM Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Scientists Designers etc End of Term Activity

STEM STEAM Top Stars Card Game set of 27 Scientists Designers etc End of Term Activity

Set of 27 Famous STEAM Stars cards. Students choose a category and if theirs is higher than their friends’, they keep the played cards. Useful to give them a background of some of the main names in the field from the past and present. Includes a page of ‘backs’ so you can print back to back, double sided. They should print out the correct size for the smaller laminaing pouch card sizes if you wanted to laminate them. Publisher and Pdf files included. Useful as a starter or end activity.
mikedean
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
DT WALL DISPLAYS

DT WALL DISPLAYS

HANDY SET OF POSTER SIZE SHEETS ON VARIOUS MATERIALS - WOODS - METALS - PLASTICS - ADHESIVES - FINISHES - TOOL SAND EQUIPMENT ETC. - HANDY TIME SAVER FOR THE OVERWORKED DT TEACHER. TURN THOSE PESKY BLANK WALLS INTO LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
abiann123
Identifying saw types worksheet

Identifying saw types worksheet

Ideal for an easy starter or plenary activity. The sheet includes six images of tools for students to identify, name and give an example use. The following tools are inlcuded: Tenon saw Hacksaw Junior hacksaw Handsaw Coping Saw Mitre saw
clarvise
Measuring & Marking Out Worksheets (2 pages)

Measuring & Marking Out Worksheets (2 pages)

Three worksheets consisting of a range of metal and wood working tools with a space for students to name and describe their purpose. The resource includes: **Measuring & Marking out wood ** Tape measure Steel rule Marking guage / mortice guage Trysquare Sliding Bevel Pair of compasses Measuring & Marking out Metal Steel rule Centre punch Scribe Vernier caliper Engineer’s square Dividers
clarvise
Electronic Component ID Worksheets (x4)

Electronic Component ID Worksheets (x4)

A set of four worksheets. From the images, students are to identify components, draw their symbols, describe their function and catagorise into inputs, outputs and processes where appropriate. A feedback/assessment box is included at the bottom of the fourth page. The components included are: Lamp LED Toggle switch 555 Timer Microphone Speaker Motor Microswitch Transistor Rectifier 7-segment display Push switch Diode Power transistor / MOSFET Peizoelectric transducer Tilt switch Relay Preset potentiometer Potentiometer Resistor Battery Electrolytic capacitor Ceramic capacitor Cell Polyester capacitor
clarvise
Electronic Tools Worksheets (x3)

Electronic Tools Worksheets (x3)

Three worksheets: students to identify tools used in the construction of electronic circuits and state their purpose. The worksheets include the following tools: Soldering iron Soldering iron stand Side cutters Long-nosed pliers Pliers Cross-head screwdriver Flat head screwdriver Desoldering pump Crimp tool Precision screwdrivers Solder Desoldering braid Safety glasses
clarvise
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
WJEC Engineering Unit 1: Engineering Design

WJEC Engineering Unit 1: Engineering Design

This is a student friendly powerpoint with lessons/ instructions and examples for students and teachers to complete Unit 1. The brief is the one that has been issued by WJEC (Re-design a phone charger) However it can be adapted to any brief you wish to set. The key areas covered are: Understanding the Brief Market Research Specification Design Ideas 3rd Angle Evaluation against Specification
hridgus
Full Introduction to Electronics

Full Introduction to Electronics

This is over 16 weeks of Electronics practical i do with Year 7. Included: PowerPoint Presentation on all lessons, with starter and tasks Work booklet that coincides with the PP End of unit test Extension tasks It covers all the basics: Circuit Boards Protoboards Series/Parallel Circuits Resistors Diodes L.E.D L.D.R Transistors Capacitors Soldering
luckyiffy
Whole Unit of Work for Structures (Construction/ Engineering) The Spaghetti Challenge

Whole Unit of Work for Structures (Construction/ Engineering) The Spaghetti Challenge

A whole Unit of work covering lots of different aspects of Structures. Student’s build their knowledge on how structures are stable and how they are built. They then can use this knowledge to design and build a Spaghetti Structure which can withstand external force or pressure. A student friendly Powerpoint with lots of a activities, leveled WALT’S/ WILFs for each lesson and main work sheets/ resources which can be printed directly from the powerpoint. This is versatile for any Design Technology/ Construction or Engineering Course or STEM activities. Topics/ Lessons: Famous Structures Mega Structures Types of Structure Materials Forces: Compression Tension Torsion Shear Technical Drawing (Very Basic) Defects and Decay Triangulation Quality Control Bridges Planning Domes Geodesic
hridgus
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
Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)

Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)

6 lesson presentation for teaching drawing skills from scratch, up to complex isometric crating and rendering. Ideally used as a teacher led presentation guide, allied with demonstrations of each technique. Also useful as a set of homework tasks for pupils or simply independent learning and up-skilling of pupils drawing. Tasks include: Technique for freehand straight lines and circles Oblique * Basic shapes, More difficult shapes, Letters Isometric * Basic shapes, Cutouts, Cylinders, Crating, Complex shapes Exploded drawing Enlarged views Thick & Thin Lines Rendering * Acrylic, Wood, Glass, Metal Each lesson includes: Timing guidance, Lesson Objectives, Plenaries, Starters, Explanation for each task and Visual examples of outcomes.
daf01
Boat practical assessment

Boat practical assessment

I used this practical assessment for my y9 group. It assess their practical ability, working in a team and the ability to read an engineering drawing. The instructions have a marking criteria attached and where you could allocate marks. My pupils achieved this in 1hr 40.
kking54
Eggciting Design

Eggciting Design

A 6 week ppt where pupils design an innovative egg cup. This includes research, specification, design techniques and modeling. I used this as a way to get my Y9 to be more innovative with designing and modeling.
kking54