Smart Materials Design and TechnologyQuick View

Smart Materials Design and Technology

Introduction to smart materials when you just don’t have enough time or resources to give everyone a smart material to experiment with. Good revision lesson too. Includes: Video link introduction Key Vocubulary Smart Material animations Mini Review Scaffolding Tasks Example GCSE Questions Exit Card.
Design and Technology COVER activity sheetQuick View

Design and Technology COVER activity sheet

I have created an A4 activity sheet for cover lessons in technology, there are 5 different problem solving task meaning that this can be used multiple times with the same group. It is also quite versatile and can be used across different year groups.
Cover work for Design and Technology LessonsQuick View

Cover work for Design and Technology Lessons

2 different resources that can be used for lessons that need to be covered last minute. One lesson based on tool knowledge and one based on wood knowledge. Have used successfully for a few years, printed out and laminated and left in a draw for when a lesson needs last minute cover. Can be used by any specialism teacher and students can work in books or on paper. Based on a hierarchy system that differentiates the outcomes from a flash task, to a hulk task and finally an incredible task for high ability students.
GCSE design and technology revision bundleQuick View

GCSE design and technology revision bundle

10 Resources
A range of revision tasks to help your GCSE Design and technology students prepare for their final exam. This includes Questions Card sorts Long and short tasks Seperately this bundle would cost £20.
Differentiated Design & Technology worksheets.Quick View

Differentiated Design & Technology worksheets.

A collection of 24 differentiated worksheets for a variety of Design and Technology topics. They were initially used as homework sheets but they can be used in lessons. Aimed mainly at Key stage 3 but some may be suitable for KS4. Includes: - vocabulary - tools and equipment - materials - soldering - briefs and specifications - motion, levers and linkages
Huge Primary Design and Technology Knowledge Organisers Bundle!Quick View

Huge Primary Design and Technology Knowledge Organisers Bundle!

15 Resources
These clear, detailed and visually-appealing resources offer a complete reference point for children, teachers and parents building knowledge of the Primary Design and Technology curriculum. The organisers are clear, logical and fully aligned with the expectations of the National Curriculum. Included are organisers based on: -KS1 Structures: Freestanding Structures -KS2 Structures: Shell Structures; -KS2 Structures: Frame Structures; -KS1 Mechanisms: Slides and Levers; -KS1 Mechanisms: Wheels and Axles; -KS2 Mechanisms: Gears and Pulleys; -KS1 Textiles: Joining Techniques; -KS2 Textiles: Simple Sewing; -KS2 Textiles: More Complex Sewing; -KS2 Electrical Systems: Simple Circuits and Switches; -KS2 Electrical Systems: More Complex Circuits and Switches; -KS1 Food and Nutrition: Preparing Food -KS2 Food and Nutrition: Healthy and Varied Diet; -KS2 Food and Nutrition: Culture and Seasonality The resources are designed to be printed onto A3 (although can be printed onto A4), and are provided in both PDF and Word versions (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
Wall Display - Design Technology - 30 careers in Design Technology A4 posters CIAGQuick View

Wall Display - Design Technology - 30 careers in Design Technology A4 posters CIAG

Do you want a great display with no effort?! 30 x colourful A4 posters (portrait) Download, click, print (maybe laminate) - voila! Inspire your students Impress SLT (tell them you made them!) Helps put a tick in the CIAG box High quality images no logos of mine or annoying footers You get 2 downloads - the original Power Point file and a pdf, so you can edit if you want or just print 30 careers covered are: aerospace engineer, architect, bricklayer, carpenter/joiner, CAD technician, chef, civil engineer, costume designer, domestic appliance engineer, electrical engineer, electrician, fashion designer, food scientist, graphic designer, landscape architect, mechanical engineer, model maker, motor mechanic, plasterer, plumber, product designer, quantity surveyor, roofer, set designer, signwriter, tiler, town planner, video game designer, water engineer, welder
MOON BUGGY Design & Technology Unit - 6 LessonsQuick View

MOON BUGGY Design & Technology Unit - 6 Lessons

Have any issues with this resource or a request? Contact us directly for the quickest response at: Six lessons aiming to create a moon buggy for D&T. Detailed planning, PowerPoints and design booklet provided. UPDATED FOR 2022 Identify key features of existing moon buggies Design three different moon buggies and identify which will be the most suitable design Identify the design criteria that are important when making a moon buggy Order steps to create an action plan and to come up with a list of the resources needed Use different skills to make a quality finished vehicle Test and evaluate the effectiveness of the finished moon buggies ks2 ks3 y3 y4 y5 y6 art space
KS3 Design Technology CAD CAM WorksheetsQuick View

KS3 Design Technology CAD CAM Worksheets

Suitable for KS3 year groups in Design Technology. 2 worksheets with information and questions for the learning of CAD and CAM. Great for cover, as a homework or as part of a lesson. Tried and tested.


After some research and necessary updating of our baseline test for year 7, I have created the following resource to encompass all of the areas within KS3 DT (for my department this is Product Design (timber, metal, plastics, electronics) F&N and Textiles. The resource is broken down in to a page roughly for each subject area, with focus on numeracy, measuring and basic use of equipment. Identification of tools and machinery in the department are also included as well as more detailed questions for F&N, including hygiene and a design based task to measure creativity, design skills etc. I have yet to develop a mark scheme for this, but the test has been made simple enough for marking to allow for peer assessment, with the design question being the only one that may require teacher critique. I hope you find it useful, please leave some feedback! Enjoy, GB
KS3 Design Technology Measurements TasksQuick View

KS3 Design Technology Measurements Tasks

For KS3 Design Technology. Great for cover, homework or as part of a lesson. 2 worksheets for developing numeracy skills and using a ruler to produce measurements in cm/mm. Tried and tested.
GCSE Engineering and Design & Technology: Electrical and Electronic SystemsQuick View

GCSE Engineering and Design & Technology: Electrical and Electronic Systems

Over 100 slides and an accompanying 16 page workbook to aid delivery of the electrical and electronic systems sections of the new AQA GCSE Engineering specification and the new AQA GCSE Design and Technology specification. Includes slides, animations and questions on: power supplies, system diagrams, input and output devices, process devices (timers, counters, comparators, logic, microcontrollers), transistors.
GCSE Design & Technology startersQuick View

GCSE Design & Technology starters

A collection of design and technology starters aimed at GCSE. Each slide includes a ‘odd one out’ question and a 'what can you see in the picture?' These are to provoke general discussion and revision. Also includes the answers. There was 16 starters in total. I’ve attached a PDF and powerpoint version of this.
Sketching Worksheets Design TechnologyQuick View

Sketching Worksheets Design Technology

A collection of sketching worksheets I use with my GCSE classes as a introduction to sketching and how to develop their work through sketches. Includes; Isometric Perspective Rendering General Sketching Methods
Design and technology QuizQuick View

Design and technology Quiz

42 Question quiz for design and technology questions. *Some may be suitable for OCR national engineering design and/or AQA design and technology
Art and Design / Technology startersQuick View

Art and Design / Technology starters

This is a selection of images and objects for students to work out what objects are and to think outside the box. I use these as little starters to get students to think visually as soon as they come in the room. There is also images of everyday objects for students to think of other uses forcing them to be creative and inventive.
Design and Technology Progression Pathways Quick View

Design and Technology Progression Pathways

A progression of DT skills at KS1 and KS2 level, to help with planning and assessment. Students can also use it to refer to what they need to up level their skill in a particular area. The skills are split into areas that align with Engineering (e.g. Product Design, CAD, Electrical Engineer) so works well alongside project based learning, and by students working at differing levels on the same task. At the bottom of the document is how you can easily map these skills against the National Curriculum descriptors.