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Resources to support the teaching of Design and Technology created by a practicing teacher with 25 years experience in the subject.

Resources to support the teaching of Design and Technology created by a practicing teacher with 25 years experience in the subject.
New and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Organiser
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New and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of new and emerging technologies, including: automation robotics technology push market pull CAD and CAM Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) Just in Time (JIT) The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, example questions and a revision checklist.
Energy Generation and Storage Knowledge Organiser
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Energy Generation and Storage Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of energy generation and storage, including: wind turbines solar energy fossil fuels tidal energy nuclear power shale gas hydroelectric biomass kinetic pumped storage systems batteries The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, example questions and a revision checklist.
Forces and Stresses Knowledge Organiser
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Forces and Stresses Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of forces and stresses in materials and ways of reinforcing materials, including: bending shear compression tension torsion enhancing materials reinforcing stiffening The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Mechanical Devices Knowledge Organiser
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Mechanical Devices Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of mechanical devices, including: types of movement linkages levers gear trains cams and followers pulleys belt drives The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Sustainability Knowledge Organiser
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Sustainability Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of sustainability and its relevance in the manufacture of new products, including: • finite resources • non-finite resources • ecological footprint • social footprint • disposal of waste: landfill, resource recovery, incineration • life cycle assessment (LCA) • planned obsolescence • design for maintenance The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video and web-links, example questions and a revision checklist.
KS3 Design and Technology Mechanisms Knowledge Organiser
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KS3 Design and Technology Mechanisms Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support KS3 students’ understanding of mechanical devices, including: • types of motion • cams and followers The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions example questions and a revision checklist.
Developments in New Materials 1 Knowledge Organiser
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Developments in New Materials 1 Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of Modern Materials, including: graphene metal foam titanium coated metals liquid crystal display (LCD) nanomaterials teflon starch-based polymers The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Developments in New Materials 2 Knowledge Organiser
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Developments in New Materials 2 Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of developments in Composites, Smart Materials and Technical Textiles, including: thermochromic pigments shape memory alloys photochromic pigments conductive fabrics fire-resistant fabrics Kevlar Gore-Tex microfibres microencapsulation The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video and web links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Commercial Manufacturing Timbers Knowledge Organiser
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Commercial Manufacturing Timbers Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of manufacturing processes, surface treatments and finishes for timbers and manufactured boards, including: flat-pack furniture commercial routing and turning mechanisation and automation quality control tolerance tanalising Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Understanding a Systems Approach When Designing Knowledge Organiser
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Understanding a Systems Approach When Designing Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of a systems approach when designing, including: • systems diagrams • input devices; LDR, thermistor, switches, pressure sensors • processes: microcontrollers • outputs: lamps, LEDs, buzzers The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video and web-links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Conversion and Seasoning Timbers Knowledge Organiser
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Conversion and Seasoning Timbers Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of conversion and seasoning of timbers, including: conversion of timbers air seasoning kiln seasoning The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, example questions and a revision checklist.
KS3 Design and Technology Knowledge Organiser 2
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KS3 Design and Technology Knowledge Organiser 2

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A knowledge organiser to support KS3 students’ understanding of Design and Technology, including: • tools and equipment • ergonomics • anthropometric data • analysing anthropometric data • sustainability • health and safety The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions and a revision checklist.
Papers and Boards Knowledge Organiser
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Papers and Boards Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of papers and boards, including: • common ‘A’ sizes • sustainability • papers - types, characteristics and uses • boards- types, characteristics and uses The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video and web-links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Polymers Knowledge Organiser
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Polymers Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of polymers, including: • fractional distillation • polymer additives • polymer problems • thermoforming polymers - types, characteristics and uses • thermosetting polymers- types, characteristics and uses The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Timbers and Manufactured Boards Knowledge Organiser
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Timbers and Manufactured Boards Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of timbers and manufactured boards, including: • primary sources • sustainable timber • hardwoods - types, characteristics and uses • softwoods- types, characteristics and uses • manufactured boards- types, characteristics and uses • grain and colours The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video and web- links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Packaging Manufacture Knowledge Organiser
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Packaging Manufacture Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of specialist technical principles linked to packaging manufacture, including: • commercial packaging • die cutting • vacuum forming • offset lithography The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Textiles Knowledge Organiser
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Textiles Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of textiles, including: • filament fibres • staple fibres • blended and mixed fibres • natural fibres • synthetic fibres • woven fabrics • non-woven fabrics • knitted fabrics The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video links, example questions and a revision checklist.
Stock Forms of Timber-Based Materials Knowledge Organiser
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Stock Forms of Timber-Based Materials Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of stock forms of timber-based materials, including: • stock forms of natural timber • stock sizes of manufactured boards • stock sizes of natural timbers: planed both sides (PBS), planed all round (PAR), rough sawn The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, example questions and a revision checklist.
Metals and Alloys Knowledge Organiser
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Metals and Alloys Knowledge Organiser

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A knowledge organiser to support students’ understanding of the different types of metals and alloys their composition, properties and uses, including: alloys ferrous metals non-ferrous metals The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, video links, example questions and a revision checklist.
KS3 Design and Technology Knowledge Organiser 1
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KS3 Design and Technology Knowledge Organiser 1

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A knowledge organiser to support KS3 students’ understanding of Design and Technology, including: • tools and equipment • how to make a finger joint • health and safety The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions and a revision checklist.