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Resources to support the teaching of Design and Technology and Art and Design: 3D Design created by a practicing teacher with 25+ years experience. If you find these resources useful, please leave a review.

Resources to support the teaching of Design and Technology and Art and Design: 3D Design created by a practicing teacher with 25+ years experience. If you find these resources useful, please leave a review.
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.
Wood joints and box construction booklet
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Wood joints and box construction booklet

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This booklet contains step by step photographic and written instructions for the construction of a lap joint, finger joint, mitre joint and dowel joint. It also includes instructions for the assembly and finishing of a wooden box and the assembly of an Art Deco themed acrylic and MDF lid with an inlay design. Ideal for use in the teaching of either Product Design or 3D Design, this resource will support students to be more independent during practical activities. This is particularly useful given the current requirements for social distancing between teachers and their students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iterative Design Starter Activity
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Iterative Design Starter Activity

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This resource includes a task sheet and accompanying powerpoint slides (2). In the activity students work in groups of up to four people to design a superhero. This is then followed by a whole class discussion about the process. This would be a good starter activity for a lesson about the Iterative Design Process.
Common uses of woods worksheet
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Common uses of woods worksheet

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A worksheet which includes images of products made from woods and encourages students to identify the material and properties the material has that make it suitable for the product.
Art and Design: 3D Design Knowledge Organiser: Critical Analysis Theme
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Art and Design: 3D Design Knowledge Organiser: Critical Analysis Theme

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A knowledge organiser for students studying Art and Design: 3D Design – when taught from a Design and Technology perspective. Content includes: • Critical analysis • Formal elements • Colour • Tools and equipment The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, example questions for each section of the knowledge organiser 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.
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.
Art & Design: 3D Design Knowledge Organiser: Art Deco Theme
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Art & Design: 3D Design Knowledge Organiser: Art Deco Theme

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A knowledge organiser for students studying Art and Design: 3D Design – when taught from a Design and Technology perspective. Content includes: • Tools and equipment • An introduction to Art Deco • Wood joints • Isometric projection • 3rd Angle Orthographic Projection • Inlay The knowledge organiser also includes keywords with their definitions, example questions for each section of the knowledge organiser and a revision checklist.
Common uses of polymers worksheet
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Common uses of polymers worksheet

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A worksheet which includes images of products made from polymers and encourages students to identify the material and properties the material has that make it suitable for the product.