Design, engineering and technology teaching resources: Electronics, systems and control

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Peer Assessment, final product or model

Peer Assessment, final product or model

Description: This is a simple peer assessment task that allows KS3 pupils to assess a peer's final product or model that they have produced. It prompts them to identify something that has been done well, whilst also highlighting an area to target for improvement. Objective: Encourage pupils to create a balanced, critical view when evaluating a product. By promoting the evaluation of someone else's work, they are able to look at the product objectively without bias, particularly if the product they evalaute is not that of the person they sit next to. Assessment: It can be used to inform AoL and formally documented by a teacher, or used more readily in session by a teacher who can then recall common targets for improvement, discussing with Q&A how these could be achieved. Prior Knowledge: The criteria of the project, which will have been set by the classroom teacher or discussed in the form of a specification possibly. Expectations: Pupils should begin to create a balanced, structured argument about products in general. They should use their K&U along with their experiences to identify and set appropriate targets for themselves and their peers. Hints: These can be folded, hole punched and, with some string, tied to the product. To save on labour, the kids can do this, and it creates a simple kinaesthetic element to the evaluation. Another way to do this is to print them, cut them out and glue them together. Laminate them and the pupils can then complete them with water-based markers, which can easily be wiped off. This is more time-consuming, but saves time in the lesson and saves materials in the long run

By InformingEducation

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Lever Theory Worksheet KS3

Lever Theory Worksheet KS3

Two simple documents that can be printed from the PDF files and photocopied so that they can be combined to a single, double-sided WS. It uses several simple tasks that can be used to reinforce the understanding of levers and their everyday application.

By InformingEducation

Material Properties Keywords

Material Properties Keywords

This resource helps to scaffold pupil answers to material properties questions at GCSE and A level. A range of different properties are covered with each including an image and prompt. This resource is also useful as a worksheet to take home for revision.

By mrbdandt

8 page editable project booklet

8 page editable project booklet

A fully editable and photocopy ready, 8 page booklet pro-former primarily for Design and Technology projects but could easily be used for other areas of the curriculum. It comes with some page guidelines, text boxes, space for front cover photograph, school or department logo and information text boxes. Designed to be used and edited as you wish.

By MrFied

4 page editable project booklet

4 page editable project booklet

A fully editable and photocopy ready, 4 page booklet pro-former primarily for Design and Technology projects but could easily be used for other areas of the curriculum. It comes with some page guidelines, text boxes, space for front cover photograph, school or department logo and information text boxes. Designed to be used and edited as you wish.

By MrFied

AQA  2017 2018 Graphics 45502 & Resistant Materials 45602 Design & Make help/teaching resource

AQA 2017 2018 Graphics 45502 & Resistant Materials 45602 Design & Make help/teaching resource

This is a 136 page PowerPoint that can be used to guide the Design & Make task for the old specification which will be in its final year next academic year (2017-18).You could also quite easily adapt it for the new AQA Design & Technolgy specification: Non Exam Asssessment.This can be used for Resistant Materials, Graphics and even Electronic Products.This is fantastic resource that shows lots of different ways to approach the work or can be adapted to your own style.

By tm221uk

Scales of Production

Scales of Production

This presentation looks at scales of production. Each is demonstrated with engaging graphics and explanatory notes. Slides include questions to improve pupil understanding. I use this resource with my GCSE product design groups, It is also useful to print off for revision. Topics covered include: One off ProductionBatch ProductionMass ProductionJust in TimeQuality AssuranceQuality Control

By mrbdandt

VCERT Food and Cookery UNIT 1 Resources Level 1 and Level 2 (x11 very useful documents)

VCERT Food and Cookery UNIT 1 Resources Level 1 and Level 2 (x11 very useful documents)

VCERT Food and Cookery UNIT 1 Level 1 and Level 2 (total of 11 very useful documents)Everything you need to set up, track and assess students work. For BOTH level 1 and level 2 entries.-Student Template for Unit1 Level 1-Student Template for Unit 1Level 2-Teacher Tracker Excel sheet for unit 1 level 1-Teacher Tracker Excel sheet for unit 1 level 2- Teacher / Student Tracker Feedback sheet with Red / Amber / Green Column for Unit 1 level 1- Teacher / Student Tracker Feedback sheet with Red / Amber / Green Column for Unit 1 level 2-Teacher assessment sheets for tracking portfolio evidence against the Unit 1 level 1 criteria -Teacher assessment sheets for tracking portfolio evidence against the Unit 1 level 2 criteria-Exam Board Assessment sheets condensed to x2 A4 Sheets (save on photocopying) for Unit 1 level 1-Exam Board Assessment sheets condensed to x2 A4 Sheets (save on photocopying) for Unit 1 level 2-Student / teacher observation record sheet for unit 1 level 2All resources were made with advice after CPD meeting with VCERT food and cookery moderator.These resources are available as a bundle deal with Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. Enjoy yourself with the time you have saved :)

By joanneprior2007

VCERT Food and Cookery UNIT 2 Level 1 and Level 2 Resources (10 very useful documents)

VCERT Food and Cookery UNIT 2 Level 1 and Level 2 Resources (10 very useful documents)

VCERT Food and Cookery UNIT 2 Level 1 and Level 2 (total of 10 very useful documents)Everything you need to set up, track and assess students work. For BOTH level 1 and level 2 entries.-Student Template for Unit 2 Level 1-Student Template for Unit 2 Level 2-Teacher Tracker Excel sheet for unit 2 level 1-Teacher Tracker Excel sheet for unit 2 level 2- Teacher / Student Tracker Feedback sheet with Red / Amber / Green Column for Unit 2 level 1- Teacher / Student Tracker Feedback sheet with Red / Amber / Green Column for Unit 2 level 2-Teacher assessment sheets for tracking portfolio evidence against the Unit 2 level 1 criteria -Teacher assessment sheets for tracking portfolio evidence against the Unit 2 level 2 criteria-Exam Board Assessment sheets condensed to x2 A4 Sheets (save on photocopying) for Unit 2 level 1-Exam Board Assessment sheets condensed to x2 A4 Sheets (save on photocopying) for Unit 2 level 2All documents were made with advice after a CPD meeting with a VCERT food and cookery moderator.These resources are available as a bundle deal with Unit 1, Unit 3 and Unit 4. Enjoy yourself with the time you have saved :)

By joanneprior2007

VCERT Food and Cookery LEVEL 1 and 2 ALL UNITS

VCERT Food and Cookery LEVEL 1 and 2 ALL UNITS

All the resources you need to set up the course to both level 1 and level 2 entries-Unit 1, 2 and 4 Coursework templates, assessment sheets, excel trackers, teacher/student feedback sheets-Unit 3 Personal learning RAG checklists and very good revision cardsThis will save you lots of time.All resources were made after a CPD visit with a VCERT Food Moderator.Save 50% using the bundle method :)Good Luck :) and enjoy the time you have saved :)

By joanneprior2007

VCERT Food and Cookery UNIT 4 Level 1 and Level 2 (x10 very useful documents)

VCERT Food and Cookery UNIT 4 Level 1 and Level 2 (x10 very useful documents)

VCERT Food and Cookery UNIT 4 Level 1 and Level 2 (total of 10 very useful documents)Everything you need to set up, track and assess students work. For BOTH level 1 and level 2 entries.-Student Template for Unit1 Level 1-Student Template for Unit 4 Level 2-Teacher Tracker Excel sheet for unit 4 level 1-Teacher Tracker Excel sheet for unit 4 level 2- Teacher / Student Tracker Feedback sheet with Red / Amber / Green Column for Unit 4 level 1- Teacher / Student Tracker Feedback sheet with Red / Amber / Green Column for Unit 4 level 2-Teacher assessment sheets for tracking portfolio evidence against the Unit 4 level 1 criteria -Teacher assessment sheets for tracking portfolio evidence against the Unit 4 level 2 criteria-Exam Board Assessment sheets condensed to x2 A4 Sheets (save on photocopying) for Unit 4 level 1-Exam Board Assessment sheets condensed to x2 A4 Sheets (save on photocopying) for Unit 4 level 2All resources have been created after CPD meeting with VCERT Food moderator. These resources are available as a bundle deal with Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3. Enjoy yourself with the time you have saved :)

By joanneprior2007

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Let’s learn about Thomas Edison! Why was he famous and what did he discover? Let’s find out with this 10-page biography. Exercises, puzzles and other fun stuff are included!Overview:Page 1 - 2: His Life (reading) Page 3: Exercise: open questions & gap-fillPage 4: Exercise: timelinePage 5 - 6: His Work (reading) Page 7: Exercise: multiple choice & matching termsPage 8: Fun Facts (word scramble exercise)Page 9: Word SearchPage 10: Crossword (revision)Bonus: Scientists Matching GameThe answers and an answer sheet are included.Keywords:Thomas Edison, inventor, scientist, businessman, inventions, telegraph, Grand Trunk Railroad, Menlo Park, Edison Effect, phonograph, light bulb, kinetoscope

By magisterprintables

ACCESS FM - Design Specification and designing activity

ACCESS FM - Design Specification and designing activity

I use these in almost all of my lessons from year 7 to year 11. I use it for creating design specifications and also when generating design ideas to improve the quality of annotation. Pupils work in groups, each point of the ACCESS FM sheet is cut out and each pupil is given a minimum of x1 point. For Specifications - Each group is given a different product to analyse. They then follow sentence starters given to think about what the design specification for their product was. Same process for designing - Pupils annotate a design idea in groups or even their own work. Collate their work as a group before feeding back to the class and thus implementing knowledge into their design work.

By lpowell3001

Net designing for packaging, casings etc. - Differentiated lesson with resource

Net designing for packaging, casings etc. - Differentiated lesson with resource

Excellent lesson - especially if pupils have just covered isometric drawing as the plenary recaps on this. Used for a higher ability year 9 class where pupils are creating a casing for their picaxe project (Cyberpet).I regularly use mini whiteboards in my lessons. I have a selection of whiteboards varied in colours and use this to differentiate learners discreetly. (see slide 6). All pupils draw a suitable net for their Cyberpet. Each group member explores a different construction method (displayed on board)All pupils were placed in groups of mixed ability groups of x4. All pupils given graph paper/card printed on A3. Each group is given a worksheet (see slide 16) printed on A3. The resource includes incidental Welsh - which is great if you're in teaching in Wales! This lesson has plenty of opportunities to explore topics in further detail i.e. scale, material selection, permanent/temporary methods of construction etc.

By lpowell3001

Best Drones of 2017 by National Geographic comprehension KS2.

Best Drones of 2017 by National Geographic comprehension KS2.

A real life guide by the National Geographic on the best drones of 2017. Rich language and vocabulary. As a class we watched some drone videos as a hook and we had a fascinating discussion about role of drones in the 21st century as well as privacy issues. Differentiated as always with a full mark scheme, flashcards (with word etymologies) and Illustrations by a professional artist for key words to support vocabulary development. Great for literacy, guided reading, homework, boosters/intervention and tutoring. Enjoy!

By benserghin

2017 AQA GCSE Design and Technology (New) Specification Knowledge Organiser

2017 AQA GCSE Design and Technology (New) Specification Knowledge Organiser

This is a Knowledge Organiser that I have put together for the new AQA Design and Technology Specification. It is designed as a resource for both teachers and pupils to give an overview of everything that needs to be covered to excel in the qualification- rather than across many pages as per the specification, this quick reference guide should thus be helpful across the whole two year qualification. It is on two sides in PDF format so it can be printed as two separate posters in A2, A3, or A4 etc. Alternatively it can be printed double sided, laminated and used as a learning mat for students. One side covers Part 1 of the specification and the other side covers Part 2 and Part 3.

By DTTeacher

LED Worksheet

LED Worksheet

A simple resource to introduce LED's to a class, a good add on to any electronics lesson.

By nnj02

GCSE D&T: Electronic Products Practice Exam Papers 2017 (Written in the style of AQA)

GCSE D&T: Electronic Products Practice Exam Papers 2017 (Written in the style of AQA)

Pack of two practice examination papers for GCSE Design and Technology: Electronic Products (written in the style of AQA).What better way for students to prepare for their GCSE examinations than by completing our expertly written practice exam style papers? These papers are written by teachers and former senior examiners to support students in preparing for the Summer 2017 examination.Included in each pack:Two practice exam style papers.Associated mark schemes for each paper.Teacher guidance notes.What other teachers have said about our practice exam papers:'Thanks for these papers – they are fantastic!!'- AM, Shropshire'The exam papers look like a great resource' - DW, Middlesex'Delighted with the papers, they will be extremely helpful' - LD, Rutland

By AttainmentinEducation

GCSE D&T: Systems and Control Practice Exam Papers 2017 (Written in the style of AQA)

GCSE D&T: Systems and Control Practice Exam Papers 2017 (Written in the style of AQA)

Pack of two practice examination papers for GCSE Design and Technology: Systems and Control (written in the style of AQA).What better way for students to prepare for their GCSE examinations than by completing our expertly written practice exam style papers? These papers are written by teachers and former senior examiners to support students in preparing for the Summer 2017 examination.Included in each pack:Two practice exam style papers.Associated mark schemes for each paper.Teacher guidance notes.What other teachers have said about our practice exam papers:'Thanks for these papers – they are fantastic!!'- AM, Shropshire'The exam papers look like a great resource' - DW, Middlesex'Delighted with the papers, they will be extremely helpful' - LD, Rutland

By AttainmentinEducation

Vacuum Forming - Video

Vacuum Forming - Video

This PowerPoint presentation contains a looping video which shows a cross section of the vacuum forming machine. I use it to show pupils what is happening inside the machine while it is in use.

By mrbdandt

CHAIN POWERPOINT TEMPLATE

CHAIN POWERPOINT TEMPLATE

Power Point outline is a standout among the most basic parts of making a presentation. It’s the outline and informing of the Power Point presentation which will at long last leave an effect on the viewer Download @ 17.99 at >>>> http://www.templatesvision.com/product/others-ppt-templates/chain-powerpoint-template/Key Features of Chain PowerPoint Template* Simple color-coded format* Easy to use with Text* Facilitates communication with customer* Save hours on making presentation* Attractive charts and diagrams* Reasonable price* Slides – 21 Slides

By TemplatesVision

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Android PPT Template

Android PPT Template

Android PPT Template Presentation theme includes 1 title background and 20 content slides with Charts and diagrams. Buy this awesome Android PPT Slides in 19.99 $ only. This is Great Theme to make a robot PPT Presentation to make a business proposal by application developers Keep Downloading. at >>> http://www.templatesvision.com/product/technology-ppt-templates/android-ppt-template/Key Features of Android PPT Template* Simple color-coded format* Easy to use with Text* Facilitates communication with customer* Save hours on making presentation* Attractive charts and diagrams* Reasonable price* Slides – 21 Slides

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Transmission Media

Transmission Media

Transmission Mediums in Computer Networks1.Bounded/Guided Transmission Media.2.UnBounded/UnGuided Transmission Media.

By shyamlendu

Cyber Terrorism:  How Real is the Threat?

Cyber Terrorism: How Real is the Threat?

The lesson on Cyber Terrorism investigates: a) What is Cyberterrorism?b) How does the Cyber Attack happen and what it usually involves?c) What are the most famous Cyber Attacks and how they are punished?The lesson ends with the Class Discussion debating 2 questions (can be done in 2 groups):1) Significance and Damage of Cyber Attacks.2) Cyber Attacks vs. Conventional Attacks.It contains 23 slides.

By justina_pajus

CAMS

CAMS

Simple powerpoint about cams and how they work with some different shapes looked at.

By rebmcc

Lithography Printing

Lithography Printing

This resource is helpful for explaining the process of lithography printing. It consists of a sheet and accompanying activity. The machine is presented as a cut away view which shows pupils all of the main parts along with a description that explains the way the machine works. An exam question style worksheet with progressive difficulty allows pupils to be tested on their knowledge. I use this resource when teaching the theory for AQA graphic products and product design. It is also useful as a resource for pupils to take home for revision.

By mrbdandt

Design Technology 6 week unit on Mechanical Toys, focus on cams

Design Technology 6 week unit on Mechanical Toys, focus on cams

Intended outcome for the 6 week unit of work:Pupils will design and make a toy using mechanical cams. They will investigate existing simple automata toys and other mechanical toys. They will evaluate them and look at how they work. Using this knowledge, they will design their own prototype – edit and improve it, then present it to the class. They will consider buyer and use of the product in their design. They will then make their final mechanical product. 6 week plan is included and all of the flipchart slides for the 6 lessons.

By shhmakey