Coasts: Soft EngineeringQuick View

Coasts: Soft Engineering

AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at types of soft engineering and look at an example where they have been applied. We also use the lesson as an opportunity to practice some map skills. The starter is a simple retrieval practice grid based on the coasts unit of work. We begin by locating Crow Point which is an area in North Devon at risk from coastal erosion where soft engineering strategies have been used to prevent further erosion to the fragile dune system. The pupils will be given a large A3 sheet of paper with an outline map of the area including the dune system. The pupils then use grid references to add labels and features onto their map. Once they have completed this we look at the different types of soft engineering strategies and the advantages and disadvantages. The pupils are given grid references to the location these strategies have been applied. They locate them on their map and write the details in the appropriate box. We do this four all four strategies. This could be done as an info gather, round the room, carousel etc. We finish with a 4 mark question comparing hard and soft engineering with some guidance on how they can answer this. In a nutshell lesson includes: Retrieval practice starter Map skills practice Soft engineering information gather task 4-mark GCSE-style question with guidance should the pupils need it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time.
Coasts: Hard EngineeringQuick View

Coasts: Hard Engineering

AQA GCSE Geography lesson for the new specification Unit 1C: In this lesson we look at types of hard engineering and where they are best applied. The starter is a quiz where the pupils need to select the squares that have a depositional landform. There are sound effects too so it’s all very exciting. We begin by looking at why certain areas of the coast need protecting and what factors go into consideration when planners are deciding whether or not to protect the coastline. The pupils are then given some information cards and a worksheet to fill in on the different types of hard engineering, they also have a visual scale to shade in for each one according to it’s effectiveness and durability, cost and sustainability. This can be done in a number of ways (group work, round the room, carousel etc). We then seek to apply this knowledge though the pupils completing a decision making exercise. This is based on a fictional town (Sandytown). The town has been divided into zones, the pupils read the information on each zone and decide what type fo hard engineering that zone needs and justify this. We finish with a 6 mark question on hard engineering with some guidance on how they can answer this. In a nutshell lesson includes: Interactive starter quiz on depositional landforms. Video clip. Hard engineering worksheet with visual scale. Decision making exercise activity. 6-mark GCSE-style question with guidance should the pupils need it. Hope this saves you some valuable planning time.
Wood (Natural and Engineered)Quick View

Wood (Natural and Engineered)

Introduce students to natural and man-made wood with this double-sided jumbo sized A3 worksheet. Wood and its application. Hardwoods and Softwoods explained. Crosswords Engineered woods (Plywood, Chipboard and MDF). Questions on key differences between wood types, properties, veneers, environmental impact etc. This worksheet is designed in landscape format and can be printed in A4 but A3 is strongly recommended for the maximum learning experience of the student.
GEODESIC Domes - Engineering DESIGNQuick View

GEODESIC Domes - Engineering DESIGN

A single design challenge based around the construction of a GEODESIC dome using sweets and cocktail sticks. The pp goes into detail about who invented/pioneered the domes then onto instructions (including a printable PDF for students to refer to). (starter and plenary included)
BTec Engineering - ThermodynamicsQuick View

BTec Engineering - Thermodynamics

5 Resources
This bundle contains five PowerPoints that cover the sub-section of the BTec Engineering course “Thermodynamics” including: Heat Transfers Thermal Expansion Specific Heat Capacity and Latent Heat Heat Engines and Heat Pumps Enthalpy, Entropy and the Gas Laws
Genetic engineeringQuick View

Genetic engineering

If you use this resource please let me know what you think! Print these slides off in colour and spread them around the room, students can then collect information from the sheet about the different genetically engineered organisms. I think this is a good activity to illustrate the wide variety of ways that organisms can be genetically engineered.
Genetic engineeringQuick View

Genetic engineering

A KS4 lesson looking at what genetic engineering is and debating whether or not it is morally correct. Complete with resources and activites.
Structures (Construction and Engineering)Quick View

Structures (Construction and Engineering)

9 Resources
A bundle of resources of lessons and activities that link together to form a whole unit of work on Structures. Areas such as, forces, triangulation, bridges, nature, domes, mega structures are covered. Includes a powerpoint spaghetti project that can students apply their knowledge to make a strong structure. Visual student friendly powerpoints with printable resources and tasks for students that can be taught to as a fun project in Construction, Design Technology or Engineering.
Engineering Drawing resourceQuick View

Engineering Drawing resource

Resource for engineering or technical drawing. Includes large (124 slide) PPT file with lots of activities and information, and worksheets that follow some of the presentations activities. When I use this resource I hide the slides that I don't need and only use the parts that I want to use for a given lesson. Please feel free to chop, change and cut anything in the resource (you will notice that it isn't in widescreen but if you copy the slides you want into a newer version of PPT it should still look good)
Types of Bridges (Construction/ Engineering)Quick View

Types of Bridges (Construction/ Engineering)

Lesson Powerpoint and activities teaching about the structures of different bridges. This could be used in an Engineering/ Construction/ Built Environment course or as a one off lesson. This resource includes: Leveled WALT and WILF (Learning Objectives) Starter, main and student task (printable worksheets within powerpoint) Lots of visual stimuli This lesson is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop :)
Engineering Processes BundleQuick View

Engineering Processes Bundle

6 Resources
A bundle of lessons, worksheets and homework all to do with a mixture of Machining, fabrication and forming processes in Engineering. Around 2 weeks worth of Engineering lessons all in one place!
Genetic engineering - KS3 Low AbilityQuick View

Genetic engineering - KS3 Low Ability

This dyslexia-friendly lesson is aimed firmly at lower ability 11-14 year old learners, and keeps the science very simple. It is a follow-up to my selective breeding lesson, and is designed to give a highly visual overview of how genes are transferred between organisms. Animations give a clear and simple description of the (simplified) process. Technical language is kept to a minimum. There is an opportunity for learners to use devices to research GMOs of their choice. Here are links to all resources in this topic: Genes and inheritance, Genes and environmental variation, Selective breeding, Genetic engineering, and Punnet squares The PowerPoint uses dyslexia-friendly background, font, and character spacing. Icons indicate the nature of each section - e.g. group work, video, or note-taking. Key words and definitions are also included. Feedback on this dyslexia-friendly style would be greatly appreciated! All images freely sourced from Pixabay, and comply with the TES author code.
Genetic engineeringQuick View

Genetic engineering

A biology powerpoint outlining genetic engineering and transgenic organisms. It would be suitable for OCR module B6.
NCFE Engineering Knowledge OrganisersQuick View

NCFE Engineering Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers for NCFE Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Engineering. There are five Learning Outcomes to the examined content. Hopefully these knowledge organisers cover it all. I
Interview with a bridge engineerQuick View

Interview with a bridge engineer

In this interview for P4 and P5, Alex Mather explains what civil engineering is. In her job she inspects bridges, attends project meetings and designs parts of new bridges. She loves to problem solve and was part of solving a traffic problem in Newcastle where the solution was a three-tier roundabout! Not only did it shorten people’s journeys, it has also had a positive impact on the environment because less fuel is being used. An A3 reading spread for you to print. Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Engineering designQuick View

Engineering design

Unit of work related to unit 1 of WJEC Level 1/2 Engineering focusing on redesign of a computer mouse. Numerous lessons shown with WAGOLL, success criteria and learning intents.
An Introduction to EngineeringQuick View

An Introduction to Engineering

A 9 slide show that introduces what Engineering is, different sectors and some machinery. Slide show includes assessment for learning points, and a homework. Linked worksheet with Engineering Sectors worksheet.
Genetic engineeringQuick View

Genetic engineering

This lesson is for the B6 - Inheritance and evolution module for the new AQA specification for exams in 2018. It contains a fully resourced lesson including learning checkpoints, information, activities and is directly linked to the AQA guidelines. I have used this resources with a middle/high ability group but have also used it with a lower ability group in the pasts (just adapted my teaching but used the same resource).