Design, engineering and technology teaching resources: Resistant materials

Resources and ideas for design, engineering and technology, resistant materials, 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

Annotating Design Ideas

Annotating Design Ideas

I use this worksheet to help pupils at all levels to annotate design ideas. It covers the following important points when explaining a design: AestheticClient ErgonomicsSustainabilityManufactureEach is posed as a question with three blooms inspired sentence starters to build a progressively more detailed annotation. This resource also visually fits with my resources on generating design criteria.

By mrbdandt

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

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NewAQA Materials Technical Award. Casting and Moulding, Quantity Production & Quality Control Lesson

NewAQA Materials Technical Award. Casting and Moulding, Quantity Production & Quality Control Lesson

This lesson works towards covering some of the skills assessment criteria in for the new materials technology technical award from AQA including:Casting and Moulding.Quality Production.Quantity Production.Lessons following from this lesson would be practical creating a silicone mould.Please see my bundle of resources for the Materials Technical Award in my shop.

By Doodsmisses

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Textiles Technology AQA KS4 KS3 GCSE/Technical Award

Textiles Technology AQA KS4 KS3 GCSE/Technical Award

My students loved these visual sheets to help with colour/design selection in practicals and creating imaginative designs. I printed them on A3 double-sided. With one side the coloured images and the other side with either the line drawings or the colour palettes. Used in lesson observations and was complimented on the quality of the resource.

By Doodsmisses

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

Flip-It Revision Cards GCSE Product Design (with instructions)

Flip-It Revision Cards GCSE Product Design (with instructions)

Revision Recap Question CardsRULES-Cards are given out to students. -All students sit and review their answers on each of their cards.-Choose a student to read out their first question.-The student who believes they have the correct answer then stands and shares the answer from their card.-They will then read the next question that is located underneath the answer they have just given.-This is then repeated until all questions and answers have been given.

By nic-dooley

Evaluation writing frame.

Evaluation writing frame.

swap words in and out as needed for a varitey of projects. The smiles are ideal for pupils to express how proud they are of there product, particuarly if this form of emotional expression is difficult for them to understand.

By emma_louisebarton

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

Textiles Planning Sequencing PowerPoint Presentation

Textiles Planning Sequencing PowerPoint Presentation

This PowerPoint Presentation will support your planning of any DT project, in particular Textiles.The slide contains a partially completed plan and another style blank. A blank of the partially complete individual version "sequencing" is also attached to this resource.

By HELLOOON

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

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

KS3 Resistant Materials Booklet

KS3 Resistant Materials Booklet

I wanted to make my KS3 booklets more interactive, exiting and visually appealing to learners of all abilities. I used angry birds as a theme as I found that my learners responded well to this type of visual stimuli. The project I am doing with them is a simple balancing toy to develop their basic metal work skills. I also wanted to emphasise the national curriculum requirements in a simple way. At the start of the project learners are given the opportunity to discuss and develop an understanding of the curriculum logo's (thinking, communication, etc) and how they relate to their work. I have added the document in both PDF and Microsoft publisher format. All fonts such as 'angry birds' are available from dafont.com .

By koolkid1521

Revision - Joining materials

Revision - Joining materials

A revision lesson and task sheet for GCSE AQA Resistant Materials for joining materials. A lesson that shows students the processes of how to join wood, plastic and metal.

By AJBristow

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