Design and technology lessons are opportunities to test the boundaries of creativity in various materials, but before diving into this process it is important to give students an understanding of the basics. From safely using machinery to understanding the selection process of different supplies, these resources will help prepare your class for future lessons.
Introduce your textiles students to the most useful tool they’ll ever know with this sewing machine game, before acquainting them with a range of basic skills as they make their own cushion with this comprehensive scheme of work.
Before students reach for the oven or the hob, talk them through the importance of food hygiene with this colourful presentation and activity booklet. Alternatively, your budding product designers will benefit from working through this step-by-step guide on producing an isometric drawings.
KS4 and post-16 resources
As learners mature and food preparations become more complex, this detailed resource pack can be used to reinforce the dos and don'ts of knife safety. Or, why not assist your class with dressmaking using this pattern-drafting guide, which neatly breaks down the process into manageable chunks?
Revisit the basics of product design with older students by sharing these comprehensive factsheets, which will check their understanding of the composition of different materials. Once comfortable, give pupils confidence in reading and producing their own engineering drawings with these introductory activities.