DESIGN IT (1) - HARD or RESISTANT MATERIALS is a fantastic 29 page workbooklet filled with simple, visual and active tasks all about seeing objects around us and working out how they were made, with what materials and what each object’s purpose is. The booklet covers basic design ideas, use of objects, plastic/metal/wood sections and a special design project. Some of our everyday objects are simple and easy to use, and other objects can have fancier or special features made from HARD materials. Sometimes an object may look ordinary but have little buttons or switches we don’t notice at first. DESIGN IT (1) HARD MATERIALS is all about looking at the object carefully and what it has been designed to do. This workbooklet is filled with active, visual and practical tasks for primary or lower secondary and special education students and offers staff flexibility about who delivers the workbooklet and how many tasks are completed. See also DESIGN IT (2) - SOFTER MATERIALS and DESIGN IT (3) - UPCYCLE IT.

With an easy-to-follow format, a non-specialist teacher or teacher aide can also deliver this workbooklet with confidence, add ideas and many students will self-direct their learning.

This workbooklet also includes a Student Learning Checklist and Assessment for Learning feedback sheets.
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