This project leads students through designing and making a usb night light with a laser cut card shade. These resources include a SOW covering each lesson, student booklet and accompanying powerpoint.
This was aimed at KS3 but is fully editable so it could be made suitable for older or younger students.
So our students didn't miss out on basic wood working skills when doing this product design rotation we included a short focussed practical task based on developing accuracy to manufacture a small boat toy.
A D&T careers display covering all areas of technology with career cards for 10 example careers. The resources include an overall display poster but all so the individual career cards which could be printed to provide a different layout or to use them separately. Covers a range of different careers including details about them and expected earnings.
This project is based about a simple light concept based on a piece of PVC electrical conduit with a simple LED USB light. Students then develope the basic concept into a finished product. This project comes with supporting powerpoint and lesson objectives plus a student template and examples outcomes. All resources are fully editable to be adapted to meet the specific needs of your students. This offers the opportunity to cover product analysis, materials testing, polymer theory, design ideas, modelling, development and evaluation.
The project has been trialed with Y10 students plus Y12 students but could be adapted to work with most year groups.
A design brief to be used as a mini project with Y12 students studying A-Level Product Design. The resource includes a brief and basic criteria plus a detailed content list for the accompanying project folder. The brief is based around creating a flat pack chair for a child suitable to it in with an existing company range.
The resource is editable so can be adapted to meet the needs of your student if necessary.
These resources include a full lesson by lesson scheme of work, a student booklet and powerpoint resources for each lesson. This project aims to introduce students to a range of different textiles skills including batik, tie dye, block printing, embroidery and basic sewing machine skills to manufacture a cushion. I have successfully been running this project for a number of years with KS3 students but it could be adapted for older or younger students. All files are editable so you can adapt for your studnets.
This is an ideal SOW for students to introduce them to Resistant Materials / Product Design. The product is a plywood box with a pewter cast gift. The resources include a SOW with lesson by lesson detail, student work booklet and a powerpoint to support lessons.
I have been successfully running this project for a number of years with KS3 students but it could be adapted for older or younger students. All resources are editable so they can be adapted for your students.
I used this resources as a competition over a week to raise awareness of design in school, each day a different image was displayed around school and students could try to work out what it was and put in a an entry to a competition. This got students talking about design and we had some interesting follow up conversations in lessons.
This could also be used as a starter activity.
This resource can be used as a poster or table/desk mat for students to use in lessons. Covers a range of different keywords and descriptive words that can be used in literacy activities. Also includes annotation and product analysis resources.
A mini project designed to get students to consider the work on an existing designer before producing a design for a chair in the style of that designer.
Files include a design brief and a plan for drawing out a basic chair that can be cut using cad/cam or by hand.
Could easily be used with younger students too.
This document features one cover page for each section of the AQA A-Level Product Design specification. This allows students to set up a comprehensive and well organised revision folder, notes, handouts and resources can then be filed in the correct section. Each page featured the specification content, key words/concepts and associated exam questions.
A detailed design brief to provide students with details to complete a designer inspired clock project. Aimed at AS product design students but suitable for younger students with some adaption. Editable document.
I devloped these resources to use to assess the basic abilities of new students in Design & Technology. The baseline assessment can be run in all areas of technology and covers general skills like rendering, measuring, designing and the use of basic tools like scissors. Our students come from a range of feeder schools and come with a variety of different skills, this allows us to compare them easily.
This sceme can be run in any of the technology areas and does not require specific materials other than the basic stationary and thin card.
Included is a powerpoint that can be used to guide students through the task, a work booklet for students to complete and a scheme of work which details each lesson. Aimed to run over 4 x 1hr lessons but all resources are editable so can easily be adapted but can also be used as is.