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.
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.
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.
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.
A two-week design only project to study smart and modern materials with a focus on sketching, rendering and annotation.
This resource contains:
2x PowerPoints of whole lesson.
2x Resource packs
1x Writing Frame for Lesson 1
Lesson 1: (Tip, keep the design a secret until the end i.e. they don't know why they are learning about smart and modern materials)
Pupils rotate around tables in a carousel in order to learn about smart and modern materials. They begin to think about a sports glove design based around a very simple specification that they develop.
Pupils develop their initial design whilst learning about annotation and rendering. They focus deeply on material selection and their justifications for their choices.
This unit has been designed for Year 9 pupils to build confidence in sketching. Pupils learn about basic skills and build upon these each lesson.
Pupils will use the DTDOT/DTMicroDOT when sketching in isometric.
Applied activities include the design of earbud headphones, a hairdryer and a fragrance bottle.
At the end of the unit pupils complete a product analysis on a three-pin plug.
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)
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
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.
Booklet and scheme of work for a dark-activated lamp project.
Pupils learn about systems, electronics and electricity generation whilst going through the design process for creating a prototype.
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.