Bird Box House Design and Make Scheme of Work Orphographic/isometric Sketching and Joining SOW

Pupils’ love being creative with this hands-on project. Students are tasked with designing, marking out and manucfacturing a bird box out of a sheet material. Also Included are differentiated resources and student/teacher examples.

In this series of lesson, students are introduced to the benefits of a bird house (contextual challenge), sketching techniques (rough, isometric, orphographic), joining methods and planning their making.

The aims of the project are:
Improve skills working with a range of tools & equipment
To develop understanding of woods
Improve understanding of wood working skills

Introduction to SOW
Initial sketching
Plan of making

If you enjoyed this lesson, please see the other lessons in this or other Product Design series/SOW (where the full iterative design process is covered). In this unit, pupils will gain an understanding into what is product design and the creative process of a designer, from initial ideas, final isometric sketching, writing a specification, prototyping and evaluating.

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Created: Jun 14, 2018

Updated: Jan 19, 2019


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