Middle school engineering resources

Keeping your class engaged with fun and unique teaching resources is vital in helping them reach their potential. On Tes Resources we have a range of tried and tested materials created by teachers for teachers, from pre-K through to high school.

Breathe new life into your lesson plans with our elementary, middle school and high school classroom resources. Whether you’re looking for fun math worksheets or brand new guided reading activities, we have thousands of free and premium resources for you to download. From kindergarten to elementary you’ll find K-5 resources, including phonics worksheets and numeracy games. From middle school through to high school we have everything from Spanish lessons to algebra activities, as well as Common Core-aligned lessons and revision guides for tests.

  1. Resources Home
  2. Middle School
  3. Design, engineering and technology
  4. Engineering
Re-Design the Classroom Group Project using MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel

Re-Design the Classroom Group Project using MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel

Which group can create the best possible classroom, using a given budget and the size constraints of the existing room? Redesign the Classroom Project lets middle schoolers work in a small group to be the architect and interior designer as they measure the existing classroom, determine what new items to purchase, and then arrange their resources into the best possible learning environment. This project reinforces measurement, math and accuracy skills as students use their imagination and creativity. After taking the measurements, each group brainstorms what they will purchase with their budget and creates a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (or Google Sheets) to show how they will spend their money. Next, they draw their floorplan to scale (on graph paper, using Web 2.0 tools (www.floorplanner.com or www.homestyler.com ) or Sketchup (a free download available at: http://www.sketchup.com/download) and then arrange the furnishings of the room to the best advantage. Next, students combine their work into a Microsoft PowerPoint (or Google Slides) presentation to explain and showcase their choices. Finally, students reflect on their learning, both about the project and about the success of their team. Note: This lesson is intended for beginning Excel users and was created using Microsoft Excel 2016. It is easily adaptable for different versions and an earlier version template is included. This project was created for grades 7 and 8 but would be appropriate for upper elementary or high school students as well. Files Included with this Lesson • Teacher & Student Notes and Resources • Project Overview Introduction for Students • Team Sign-up Sheet • Floor Plan Creation and Design Project - Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric • Measurement Recording Sheet (includes sample) • Team Brainstorming Sheet • Microsoft Excel Budget Project – Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric • Microsoft Excel Template (fully editable, includes formulas) – Two Versions: 2016 and 97-2003 • PowerPoint Presentation - Student Expectations, Instructions and Grading Rubric • Project Reflection Questions

By innovationsintechnology

AQA Materials Technology Technical Award UNIT 2 Lesson One Props.

AQA Materials Technology Technical Award UNIT 2 Lesson One Props.

This is the first lesson for unit 2 of the AQA Materials Technology Technical Award. I decided to create a props task for a production company. This lesson allows students to complete a small amount of research and a draft specification so they can move on to the deeper planning required in unit 2. The lesson includes a modeled example of what students could complete for this lesson.

By Doodsmisses

Design & Technology - materials match cards

Design & Technology - materials match cards

RED card (material types) GREEN cards (definitions of material types) BLUE cards (names of materials) ORANGE cards (Image of material type) Students match a red to green to blue to orange etc. Used with KS3 (basis), GCSE and A-Level

By rcteacherdt

Bridge Challenge - PPT, work booklets and tasks

Bridge Challenge - PPT, work booklets and tasks

Bridge Challenge Task Used within D&T - gets students considering materials and their properties, design, the purpose of modelling, testing to destruction, budgeting and business skills and forces etc. Useful for team work and team bonding. I roughly use over lessons Lesson 1 - Intro, discussion & research Lesson 2-3 - Design ideas and development Lesson 4-5 - Making bridges out of materials Lesson 6 - Testing & Evaluation Here i have the powerpoint i use, simple work booklets which the students use. There are 2 different adapted copies, bridge images which i use for inspiration, a price list (i usually use monopoly money), assessment sheet and a simple materials property homework. I also will set the students a task on conducting their own research for this challenge. Student usually consider what shapes are the strongest etc.

By rcteacherdt

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 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

Tower Bridge #GoogleExpeditions

Tower Bridge #GoogleExpeditions

Follow this lesson plan created by the learning team at Tower Bridge to find out why Tower Bridge was built and how it opens. Created and owned by Tower Bridge Exihibition, City of London Corporation

By TowerBridgeLearning

Visual Puzzle with Rotating Gears 2

Visual Puzzle with Rotating Gears 2

This is educational visual mechanics or math puzzle with rotating clockwise and counterclockwise gears. Directions: Gear 8 rotates counterclockwise. What is the direction of gears 1, 2, 12 and 13? Answer included. Files: one JPEG file of high quality for crisp and clear printing or displaying. Note: if needed, vector SVG, EPS8 or CDR files are available, too, on special request. Keywords: visual, puzzle, puzzles, gear, gears, rotate, rotating, rotation, clockwise, counterclockwise, direction, pinion, gearwheel, wheel, game, games, math, mathematics, mechanics, device, mechanism, machine, motion, machinery, riddle, riddles, quiz, iq, training, test, mind, brain, brainteaser, school, educational, activity, activities, fun, leisure, pastime, entertainment, illustration.

By ratselmeister

Visual Puzzle with Rotating Gears

Visual Puzzle with Rotating Gears

This is educational visual mechanics or math puzzle with rotating clockwise and counterclockwise gears. Directions: Gear 1 rotates clockwise. What is the direction of gears 4, 6, 9 and 12? Answer included. Files: one JPEG file of high quality for crisp and clear printing or displaying. Note: if needed, vector SVG, EPS8 or CDR files are available, too, on special request. Keywords: visual, puzzle, puzzles, gear, gears, rotate, rotating, rotation, clockwise, counterclockwise, direction, pinion, gearwheel, wheel, game, games, math, mathematics, mechanics, device, mechanism, machine, motion, machinery, riddle, riddles, quiz, iq, training, test, mind, brain, brainteaser, school, educational, activity, activities, fun, leisure, pastime, entertainment, illustration.

By ratselmeister