Design, engineering and technology teaching resources: Engineering

Resources and ideas for design, engineering and technology, engineering, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Updated: Peer Assessment. Classwork, exercise book, final product or model

Updated: Peer Assessment. Classwork, exercise book, final product or model

A peer assessment task that allows pupils to assess a peer's classwork, final product or model that they have completed. It also allows peers to set a 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 evaluate 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 practical 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

Scales of Production - Mass Production Practical Activity

Scales of Production - Mass Production Practical Activity

I use this resource to teach the benefits of mass production in a practical way. Its a fun and engaging way of teaching this topic. Pupils can create hundreds of different car designs using this resource and use the process to compare working as part of a team with trying to complete a task as an individual. Included in this resource are: 1x PowerPoint presentation that pupils can use to create a car. 1x 'Customer' Order forms.1x Blank order form (so you can create your own and expand the task). 1x Puzzle worksheet showing all of the car parts. The task is based around fulfilling orders from customers. I split the class up into two groups. One takes charge of mass production - this group assigns roles and uses the PowerPoint as a team on the interactive whiteboard to create the final car for the customer. Pupils in the second group work independently using the puzzle worksheet to circle all of the parts required to fulfil the customers order. I often time the task and turn it into a race to see who can finish the order fastest or I add in multiple orders from different clients. In any case pupils find that creating cars that match the customers orders is much quicker and easier when using an organised mass production system where each pupil has assigned roles.

By mrbdandt

STEM: Caine's Arcade complete guide to your machine!

STEM: Caine's Arcade complete guide to your machine!

This is a Pixie project that high tech kids can replicate. Other than that, it can be used as multiple worksheets that ask several things about the arcade game built by your kids for STEM, and the Caine's Arcade initiative. It asks: name, designers, rules, purpose, materials, dimensionsSkills: Thinking webs, t-charts, estimation, sequential writing, constructed responses, accuracy in identifying simple machines

By herappleness

Engineering Challenge

Engineering Challenge

Two-lesson pyramid-building challenge. First lesson consists of getting into teams, and having a go at the quiz (Search the WordWall Community for "Science Week Quiz", as it is an unsupported file type, so I can't upload it here)Each correct answer gets teams points which they can "spend" on equipment or materials.Second lesson they have to use their materials to build the best pyramid. Each team will vote. Winner gets a prize (or not, whichever)

By CAllan1855

Table Top Resources - Softwoods- A3

Table Top Resources - Softwoods- A3

To support learning, these A3 table top resource sheets help pupils to identify a selection of softwoods, the rings of a softwood, and what they are typically used for.If you download this resource, please write a review so I can continue to improve my resources.

By MrMERoberts

GCSE Engineering: Revision Guide 2016/17

GCSE Engineering: Revision Guide 2016/17

A detailed revision guide focusing primarily on the 2016 / 17 examination preliminary material, based on Technology. The guide also has information based on the following areas:Client Briefs and SpecificationsElectronicsMaterials and ManufactureImpact of New TechnologiesWorking DrawingsThis is a handy guide for students to print off and use throughout the revision process.

By stuartdunbar

Finishing Processes & Techniques

Finishing Processes & Techniques

This resource can be used in the delivery of Resistant materials at GCSE or Product Design. The presentation includes guidance of how a range of materials (mainly wood and metal) are finished and examples.

By aubsrob

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

Toy Bundle

Toy Bundle

This is my toy bundle. It shows a range of modern toys and compares them to toys from the past. Which toys are still popular from the past? I also included a creative writing prompt to encourage the students to write about the different toys in more detail.

By peterfogarty

Castle and Towers Bundle

Castle and Towers Bundle

This is a nice set of resources about castles and towers. The bundle includes key castle words, and photos of famous castles around the world. I have also included a set of creative writing prompts to encourage the students to imagine what life in a castle would be like. Try it today!

By peterfogarty

Timber and Board and Methods of Joining

Timber and Board and Methods of Joining

Three great resources for lesson starters/settlers and revision. Card sorts allow learners to test their knowledge and the What Wood or Board is this supports learners with material identification and fosters independent learning.

By lsshales

Timber and Board and Methods of Joint Timbers and Boards

Timber and Board and Methods of Joint Timbers and Boards

Five great resources for lesson starters/settlers and revision. Includes Two card sorts allow learners to test their knowledge (great as a lesson starter/settler), a full lesson including plan, starter and plenary for Hardwood, Softwoods and Manufactured boards (a great observation lesson) - fact sheets included can also be used as revision aids or posters, a Who Wants to be a Millionaire game, the What Wood or Board is this supports learners with material identification and fosters independent learning.

By lsshales

Wood and Board Joining Methods Card Sort

Wood and Board Joining Methods Card Sort

A great lesson starter/settler or revision tool.Learners are to match the image of a joining method and description to the name of the joining method.Learners are to also match the joining method to the category (Temporary or Permanant).Cards are designed to be able to be printed back to back and laminated.

By lsshales

What Wood or Board is this? Identification Tool/Poster

What Wood or Board is this? Identification Tool/Poster

A great tool to help learners identify type of wood/timber or board. Shows images, name, description of colour and properties for five common hardwoods, five common softwoods and five common manufactured boards.Can be used as a poster or a revision/support tool for learners.

By lsshales

Timber Facts and Wood Joints

Timber Facts and Wood Joints

Six great resources that can be used together or in insolation. Includes a full lesson including a starter and plenary (great for observations) includes fact sheets which can also be used as revision aids or posters, two Who Wants to be a Millionaire games, a 'What Wood is this?' identification tool/poster and two card sort games.

By lsshales

Timbers

Timbers

Four great resources that can be used together or in insolation. Includes a full lesson including a starter and plenary (great for observations) includes fact sheets which can also be used as revision aids or posters, a Who Wants to be a Millionaire, a 'What Wood is this?' identification tool/poster and a card sort.

By lsshales

Timber and Manufactured Board

Timber and Manufactured Board

Four great resources that can be used together or in insolation. Includes a full lesson including a starter and plenary (great for observations) includes fact sheets which can also be used as revision aids or posters, a Who Wants to be a Millionaire, a 'What Wood or Board is this?' identification tool/poster and a card sort.

By lsshales

Victorian Bundle

Victorian Bundle

This is my Victorian bundle. It is an interesting collection of different resources. In some ways, Victorians were similar to us, in other ways, they held very different opinions to modern Britons. These presentations are a great way to get the students talking in the classroom. They can discuss the dresses and toys and guess what the different household objects were used for.

By peterfogarty

Transport Bundle

Transport Bundle

This is a set of presentations about different forms of transport. The presentations would be a great way of getting a class to use a wider range of descriptive terms, especially when it comes to describing colours, the locations and the number of wheels they can count. This a good way to introduce the topic of cars and transport. I have also included two 'Talk a lot' teaching units about transport and cars. Finally, I also included the car free day presentation, to see how many different forms of transport the children can identify. Ask your students to describe what are the pros and cons of using each type of transport.

By peterfogarty

What Wood Is This? ~ Identification Tool/Poster

What Wood Is This? ~ Identification Tool/Poster

A great tool to help learners identify type of wood/timber. Shows images, name, description of colour and properties for five common hardwoods and five common softwoods.Can be used as a poster or a revision/support tool for learners.

By lsshales

Cars Bundle

Cars Bundle

Are you looking for a way of teaching English with cars?This bundle provides both a complete English speaking unit using cars and nice presentations designed to be used as talking points or displays in the classroom.

By peterfogarty

Robótica 2 con el programa LEGO MINDSTORMS EDUCATION EV3 (in Spanish)

Robótica 2 con el programa LEGO MINDSTORMS EDUCATION EV3 (in Spanish)

This activity is in SPANISH and you need the program LEGO MINDSTORMS EDUCATION EV3.Actividad hecha para trabajar con el robot Lego Mindstorms EV3 en ESO.La actividad pone 1º ESO pero también la he trabajado en 3º y 4º ESO, depende de si han trabajado antes con el robot o no. Si no han trabajado antes se puede usar sin problema.En la actividad se trabajan los bloques de sensores de contacto, sensor de color, sensor ultrasónico, bloque interruptor o bifurcación, con ejercicios de prueba que van progresivamente pidiendo que realicen ejercicios para comprobar si han adquirido los conocimientos.

By pablogomezsese

Robótica 1 con el programa LEGO MINDSTORMS EDUCATION EV3 (in Spanish)

Robótica 1 con el programa LEGO MINDSTORMS EDUCATION EV3 (in Spanish)

This activity is in SPANISH and you need the program LEGO MINDSTORMS EDUCATION EV3.Actividad hecha para trabajar con el robot Lego Mindstorms EV3 en ESO.La actividad pone 1º ESO pero también la he trabajado en 3º y 4º ESO, depende de si han trabajado antes con el robot o no. Si no han trabajado antes se puede usar sin problema.En la actividad se trabajan los bloques de motores, los bloques de luces, de sonido, de imagen, bucle repetir, bloque esperar con ejercicios de prueba que van progresivamente pidiendo que realicen ejercicios para comprobar si han adquirido los conocimientos.

By pablogomezsese

Materials Testing Card Sort

Materials Testing Card Sort

A great lesson starter/settler or revision tool.Learners are to match the image of a material test to the image of the test and the description.Learners are to also match the testing method to the category (Destructive or Non-Destructive).Cards are designed to be able to be printed back to back and laminated.

By lsshales

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Three great resources to support learners in understanding intellectual property. Contains factsheets, a Who Wants to be a Millionaire and a card sort. Can be used as three separate resources or as one lesson with a starter, main body and plenary.

By lsshales

Product Design - Biomimicry Espresso Cup - Final Sketch/ACCESS FM Specification L2 KS3 KS4

Product Design - Biomimicry Espresso Cup - Final Sketch/ACCESS FM Specification L2 KS3 KS4

Pupils' love being creative with this hands-on project. Lessons are differentiated with strong cross-curricular (Literacy, Science) links, whilst requiring very little resources; only paper and desired material (I have used Fimo clay but another material could be used instead, such as cardboard). Also Included are diffirenciated resources and student/teacher examples.In this second lesson, students recap biomimicry, and learn about the ACCESS FM system in product design and it's importance in the design process.Students design; through group tasks, individual tasks and class-discussions. We then cover some basic sketching techniques before leading to them sketching their final idea (isometrically), which they must then justify, through an ACCESS FM specification (clear success criteria).Lesson consists of starter> class discussions> main task> peer assessment> plenary. Lesson is a double but could be extended over several lessons.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 and clay model making (prototyping).

By elliottwalker

Product Design - Biomimicry Espresso Cup - Initial Sketches L1 KS3 KS4

Product Design - Biomimicry Espresso Cup - Initial Sketches L1 KS3 KS4

Pupils' love being creative with this hands-on project. Lessons are differentiated with strong cross-curricular (Literacy, Science) links, whilst requiring very little resources; only paper and desired material (I have used Fimo clay but another material could be used instead, such as cardboard). Also Included are diffirenciated resources and student/teacher examples.In this first lesson, students are introduced to biomimicry, ergonomics and the project brief; 'Design a series of contemporary interlocking (or complimenting) espresso cups based on biomimicry'. Students design; through group tasks, individual tasks and class-discussions. We then cover some basic sketching techniques before leading to them sketching their initial ideas, which they must then justify, through annotation (clear success criteria).Lesson consists of starter> class discussions> main task> peer assessment> plenary> Independent study (homework). Lesson is a double but could be extended over several lessons.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 and clay model making (prototyping).

By elliottwalker