A passive amplifier product design project designed for Y8. Students are given three identical pieces of softwood that they sandwich together, the centre piece is cut specifically for their mobile phone to slot into, the front and centre are then bored using a Forstner bit for the sound to amplify, then slots cut to join the bores to the mobile phone speakers.
Pupils conduct primary research on a selection of pre-made amplifiers, come up with initial ideas, use a Pugh Matrix to select an idea, develop that idea and then manufacture.
Cushion that takes inspiration from a country of choice.
Students produce four squares using applique, tie-dye, batik and embroidery to create a commercial cushion that could be sold in a shop to promote that country. Squares are sewn together to create large cushion.
Project focussing on hand sewing skills using recycled materials. Designed for one double lesson per week (100 mins), lasts nine weeks.
Students design and make for one of three customers:
Baby Girl, Blind Girl or a Four-year-old Boy.
Pupils are asked to design one of a range of products to help victims of floods in a developing country.
Lesson 1 begins with a silent reflection to set the scene, they then work on design ideas and develop them. In Lesson 2 they create a model of their idea and present it to the class. Focus on SMSC and oracy.
A series of six lessons where pupils learn about the theory of flight and use this to make design decisions. Pupils model using set materials and test, then re-design based on their findings. (Iterative Design Task)