Revision aids for DT lessons

Sian Evans
08th March 2017
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Whole-class lesson resources to prepare learners for upcoming exams in food technology, textiles and product design

The need to articulate and justify design choices in a written format can seem a world away from how DT pupils are used to showcasing their understanding. From using the correct terminology to being able to explain why one material is better than another, revision lessons are a chance to help students reflect upon their thought processes.

We’ve hand-picked a range of revision aids, booklets and even a few fun games to make sure that these sessions are both informative and effective.

KS3 resources

Perfect for revising electrical components, this simple activity encourages pupils to work together in order to match names, descriptions and symbols. Alternatively, for a bit of fun, why not get students using modelling clay to replicate the tool or machine depicted on these workshop-focused cards*?

On the theme of food, spend a lesson recapping the stages of bread making, while challenging pupils to name a variety of different bread types, with help from this visual presentation.

KS4 resources

Ensure that your students fully understand how to talk about materials so that they don’t lose valuable marks in their exams with this detailed presentation.  

Avoid dull revision lessons by adding a splash of competitiveness with this quick textiles quiz, complete with answers. Or, refresh food technology students' knowledge of a variety of food symbols and the purpose of different equipment with this domino game, which is ideal as a starter activity.

Post-16 resources

Kick-start efficient revision lessons on manufacturing processes by displaying and referring to these well-designed factsheets

Help food science students to understand how to achieve the very best marks in their practical exams by giving them these graded objective sheets to refer to during practice sessions. Plus, check that pupils are confident when discussing macronutrients using this card-sorting activity, before asking them to complete common exam questions.

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