Introduction to wood
KS3 lesson on types of wood Written to start to incorporate the new Design & Technology GCSE framework into KS3 learning PowerPoint includes worksheets to be printed. When I delivered this lesson I found it useful to get the learners working in small groups (on tables that were strategically arranged to mix SEN, behavioural and higher ability learners). Feel free to ask me any questions!
A simple worksheet that could be used as cover work or part of a lesson.
A quick way to introduce materials to pupils. Cut and Mix up the cards for pupils to arrange. Can be done in groups, pairs or individually.
This resource consists of 20 lessons that cover the theory to support the written examination Paper 3: Resistant Materials. It can be used with the updated IGCSE tracker (grades and level versions) to check and consolidate the learning after each lesson and to form an assessment of the student’s theoretical knowledge. The presentations are in Powerpoint Show format so they will run without having MS Office installed, but they can be opened in Power Point for editing. Please consider these as a companion to the Collins textbook and adapt to support your own teaching style. They provide a structured framework with assessments but we all have our own teaching styles so please personalise them to your needs.
9 PAGES OF STUDY NOTES RELATING TO THE THEORY OF ADHESIVES AND FINISHES
This lesson is an excellent, accessible introduction into wood theory or KS3, 4 or 5. It is essential that design technology and/or product design students know this as part of their theory, ready for assessments. The lesson covers hardwoods, softwoods and manufactured boards, wood examples and their respective properties and manufacturing (felled, formed and finished) through various activities. Included is also a video on plywood production, worksheets and home learning tasks.
Introduction and tasks to develop students ability to recognise and describe a basic range of composite materials
Print double sided and fold. I used this for a 1st lesson with a new year 10 group to gauge their general RES MAT knowledge.
Grade descriptors for research, generating ideas, making and evaluating. These pages were created based around the new grade descriptors of 1-9 taking the main points that I expected pupils to meet within each of the areas. The pages include a space for self, peer and teacher grades and were added into work booklets to help pupils understand how to achieve a higher grade.
An excellent 21 page Editable Powerpoint Template Document guiding the student to answer/ fill out the design brief, context, task analysis, research, planning, target market analysis, Design Movement Analysis, Product Analysis, Product Anatomy, Design Specifications.... etc etc.. (all of the expected areas of the controlled assessment folder down to the production diary and evaluation tasks). Highly suitable for Resistant Materials & Product Design Could be edited slightly to suit Graphic Products, Engineering or Textiles This template can be used as a guide for pupils to infer from, a teaching resource to have on screen, a printed booklet which pupils can refer to or an actual controlled assessment template for less able pupils to access the coursework and ensure that they complete all tasks competently. (Differentiation, GCSE, Controlled Assessment, Teaching resource)
The boat project is a resistant materials project designed mainly for year 10 pupils but can be used for KS3 or KS4 pupils. This project is a skills based activity to teach pupils how to use tools in the workshop safely as well as teaching them basic wood working skills which are needed when developing the subject knowledge leading up to GCSE resistant materials. In the project the user will create a wooden boat and high impact polystyrene flags and sails using step by step guides and tutorials. This tutorial has curriculum links with maths with regard to the marking out and measuring accurately. The tutorial includes: A3 display worksheets. A4 booklet worksheets. Power point tutorial. 2D design boat steering wheel template. Exemplar product photo’s. Assessment sheets.
Theory test for GCSE Resistant Material pupils, suitable for all examining boards. Can also be used with KS3 if applicable. Ideal as an end of topic test, exam revision tool, homework or for a cover lesson. 20 min paper marked out of 20. All questions are either 1 or 2 mark and based on previous exam style questions including: Identification of techniques from images provided Drawing/completion of stated joints Reasoned explanation for use of tools, materials and methods. 2 docs provided: 1 question paper, 1 answer paper.
Materials theory: Metals, Plastics, Woods, health and safety, injection moulding and extrusion. Includes tests, whole lesson power point presentation, printable worksheets. Could also be used for A level product design.
Eight great revision tools to keep learners motivated and engaged during revision. Can be used as whole lessons, learners play the classic games with a twist answering question on Design Technology. A great way to get learners engaged in the revision process and foster collaborative learning in the classroom.
Students work in two teams. Students start by rolling the dice and moving the counter to select the colour, the colour corresponds to a card. Learners select the coloured card and describe to the group the tool, process etc. on the card. The learner who guesses the tool, process being described wins the point for their team. A great whole class activity.
Students work in teams. Students start by rolling the dice and moving the counter to select the colour, the colour corresponds to a card. Learners select the coloured card and draw for the group the tool, process etc. on the card. This can be done as a group on the whiteboard or in teams/pairs on paper. The student who guesses the tool, process being drawn wins the point for their team. A great activity for a fun lesson starter and for revision.
Each learner in the group is given a card. Each card has one question and one answer on it. The first learner reads their question and the group discuss the answer. The person who has the correct answer on their card puts their answer down next to the question and asks their question to the group. This continues until all questions have been asked and the answer and dominoes are linked together. A great revision tool and whole class activity. Designed for Edexcel specification but can also works for any Resistant Materials course.
A great revision lesson! Each learner is given an Bingo card with answers to questions. The teacher can then shuffle the question cards and pick a question to read to the group. Learners then search their cards for the answer. The first learner to achieve a completed line wins. Includes 20 Bingo cards, teachers question cards with answers and a PowerPoint with questions to show to the class, slides can be shuffled to create a random order.
Can be used as a whole class activity or small groups or pairs. One player spins the wheel and it will land on a colour. They then collect the coloured card matching the colour on the wheel and read the question to the other player. The person with the card then attempts to answer the question on the card to gain the marks for the question. If they are unable to do so this can be passed to other player to answer. A great revision tool which is engaging and fun for the group. Idea for the Edexcel syllabus but will apply for any resistant materials group.
Starter or keyword revision activity