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

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

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

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OCR A561 booklet of worksheets

OCR A561 booklet of worksheets

Booklet of worksheets to support students through their GCSE project as a rough draft or as a practice project. Includes space for marking and assessment

By babeofgemini

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HUGE GCSE Design and Technology (New Spec-2017) Amount of Subject Content

HUGE GCSE Design and Technology (New Spec-2017) Amount of Subject Content

This is a huge resource with 72 slides. It covers much of the new spec Design and Technology GCSE Courses - it is designed to provide inspiration to teachers of the topics that could be taught and also contains links to various aspect for the course. It is designed to save teachers a huge amount of time- and all text can be copied into Powerpoints / word documents etc.

By DTTeacher

DT - Catapults and Trebuchets

DT - Catapults and Trebuchets

This is one of my favourite DT projects! Lots of design and engineering opportunities and great fun.The children are given the task of researching and then designing and making their own catapult or trebuchet. Could link well to topics on e.g. War or History or simply be a stand alone fun DT project. If you don't feel too confident about the DT there are plenty of online images and guides that the children can follow.I've only done this once so far but my class loved it and I'm looking forward to doing it again next year. The project culminated in pupils having a competition to see which catapult could launch a ping pong ball the furthest. Hope you enjoy.

By JackR2001

Robot challenge sheets (STEM project)

Robot challenge sheets (STEM project)

A selection of robot challenge sheets to help you run your own stem project ranging from easy to very hard and with suggestions for how to increase the difficulty, great for STEM clubs and projects or an end of term project can work with any robotics kits

By cazzie123