A lesson designed to be delivered online whereby information on the changes is delivered by the teacher and pupils focus on one or more of them to create a summary in the form of a video or campaign etc.
A 5/6 week project that investigates different aspects of rocket design, each lesson aims to address a different aspect including fin design, aerodynamics and mass.
A water rocket launcher is used in the school playground.
Powerpoints and videos for every lesson - ideal for non-specialists
This SoW has been tweaked a lot over the last few years. It offers a great introduction to our subject in Year 7 with a focus on technical skills rather than creativity.
\ - Timbers
\ - Electricity generation
\ - Basic electronics
\ - Isometric drawing
\ - Basic electronics
\ - Evaluation
\ - Basic programming
\ - Measuring
\ - Marking out
\ - Using templates
\ - Cutting
\ - Drilling
\ - Joints (Dowel and Dovetail) [Bridle as adjustable]
\ - Soldering
\ - Staining
\ - Assembly
\ - Programming
LED Strip and USB Cable from startdesigning.co.uk (cut into strips of 8 LEDs)
Opal acrylic from Hindleys
Each pupil receives 500mm of 2x1" PAR softwood
M6x50 bolt and wingnut
Extended writing evaluation at end, review week used to improve any written work and present their work orally.
This is a small booklet aimed at Year 9s who will be starting GCSE Design and Technology in September.
It includes key terms and an overview of timbers, metals, polymers and smart/modern materials.
Could be a good starting point for you.
Set of Engineering drawings for a lamp, inspired by WJEC exemplar materials, also includes an exploded animation and a progress checklist.
- Lathe (upright bars and thumb screws)
- 2D/3D CAD
- Laser Cutting
- Marking out
- Joining with solvent cement
Contains 12 LED array from htttp://www.startdesigning.co.uk
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.
Inspired by Dave Bausor and contains some of his images.
This project enables pupils to explore a wide range of technical concepts, including:
Paper and Board
Calculating percentage waste
Use of jigs and templates
AAL1049 0.7mm Aluminium Sheet
Super Bright 5v 12 LED Kit