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Resources provided for hard material technologies covering Engineering, Resistant Materials and Product Design. Designed by a former blacksmith with 8 years teaching experience and 6 years examination and moderation experience!
BTEC Level 2 Engineering - Unit 1: Engineered World - Revision / Homework pack

BTEC Level 2 Engineering - Unit 1: Engineered World - Revision / Homework pack

Fully editable document containing 28 differentiated homework/revision tasks including: Material properties. Bionics Manufacturing processes. Scales of production. Machining techniques. Selecting and using tools for drilling, milling and turning. Engineering sectors. The 6 R's. Material properties. Tasks are rated as easy, medium, difficult. I tell my students that they should attempt the task that is closest to their target grade easy (pass) medium (merit) difficult (distinction) but preferably one grade above. Sometimes there is choice element to the activities so that student will engage more fully with the tasks. There are a range of tasks that are designed to take students 20 minutes at home.
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BTEC Engineering Level 2 - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Surface nanotechnology (automotive)

BTEC Engineering Level 2 - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Surface nanotechnology (automotive)

A presentation that covers the basics of nano technology. Slide 1-4 - A maths task helping your high achievers transfer their knowledge of SI to engineering and to help your less able to understand the nano means very small. Also a reading task with a few nano sized facts to consolidate. Slides 5 - The slow mo guys (two young geeks on you tube) explain the principles of hydrophobic materials with some amazing slow motion videos that usually grab the attention of the students. (As a teaser you can promise to show other slow motion video at the end of the lesson but be careful which ones you choose some covering explosions contain inappropriate language and in others the geeks undertake seriously dangerous/reckless activities.) Whereas others have a much more scientific focus. Slide 7-9 - The applications covered in brief (tyres, clearcoat and petrol/oil). Slide 10 - The disadvantages. The first worksheet asks students to write the definition of nanotechnology and then explain three areas where they might be used in the automotive sector. The second worksheet is a series of pictures which students can cut and classify into two or more groups of their choice (alone, as a group or with a neighbour.) They then need to annotate on the meaning of each picture. The powerpoint takes about 10-15 minutes, the students can spend most of the lesson completing the main sorting and annotating task and the answers can be discussed with each table as you wander around the room telling them to stay on task and stop drawing on the tables..... Every resource is in powerpoint and fully editable. Enjoy.
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Engineering BTEC Level 2 - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Bionics

Engineering BTEC Level 2 - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Bionics

A lesson all about the applications, advantages, and disadvantages of Bionic eyes Prosthetic Limbs Mechanical Hearts/pacemakers Breast Implants Cochlear Implants The first pages are to encourage debate and to classify the pictures and also helps the teacher to gauge the level of prior knowledge in the room (lots of the information will overlap with you top set Science students, if you have any.) The presentation is designed to raise some important issues about disability and health in relation to the applications of bionics. (Might be worth preparing the LADS for a serious discussion, especially when it comes to breast augmentation and cancer.... You could always create new slides on artificial windpipes instead but I fancied a challenging debate and not a lesson where issues such as disability, cancer, deaf/blindness and injury caused through war etc. became topics of banter.) There is then a group task, each group gets a fact sheet about one of the five suggested bionic applications and another sheet with questions that they need to answer and present to the rest of the group. I'm going to give my A2 sugar paper, marker pens and 20 minutes. There's no plenary, I think it'll be a push to get through all five presentations in one lesson. I might use the following lessons to produce a "How much can you remember?" Mindmap. Will being delivering this lesson soon so will be able to give better time/activity guidance. No worksheets, just an editable powerpoint.
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BTEC Engineering - Unit 7 Machining

BTEC Engineering - Unit 7 Machining

A selection of resources that can be used to deliver Unit 7: Machining including teaching materials, worksheets and booklets that can be used alongside the online assignment briefs. Some editable some pdf. I have working drawings for the six making projects are students undertake, if you are interested please get in touch as they are 2D design tools files so can't be uploaded. Most of this bundle is focused on drilling and turning because we have limited lathe access for our students.
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BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering from 2018 - Component 1/2 manufacturing processes learning.

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering from 2018 - Component 1/2 manufacturing processes learning.

In an attempt to stimulate a little bit of independence from our level 2 learners we’re working on a “create your our textbook” principle. This is a 21 page booklet. Each page has a generic layout with 4 boxes (because we all know that boys like to have a clear grasp of what they are going to see and what they need to do to get out of lesson when the bell goes, instead of staying behind and face 10 minutes of self reflection…!) Each slide has a process name as the title “drilling” these manufacturing processes come from the specification. The first box asks students to collect a picture, animation, youtube video, draw a sketch or a photograph of someone completing the process. You could provide learners with a range of information and specify the task, we’ll be using google classroom and slides so they can find something memorable of their own. The second box asks them to collect products made using the process which can be “taught” at the beginning of the lesson or self directed. A few of the processes they collect other information “different shaped file profiles” is an example. The third box gives them a range of tasks that are literacy related and tie into MAGENTA principles which are differentiated and if students have had a writing heavy day or a good understanding of the process already or are less able they can complete an easy one. See below. Use ten keywords. Three bullet points. Copy and paste a description of the process then highlight ten important words. Describe the process in four stages. Write a detailed paragraph including advantages and disadvantages. (More able moving onto L3 students should really consider using this final task. We can live in hope.) The final box asks students to explain which materials the process can be used in conjunction with. The slides are extremely similar, but this should help us (and you) move away from lots of loose worksheets that get lost to a photocopied booklet or online booklet where everything is together. (It also means that if they end up in the inclusion unit they can just carry on independently and cover lessons need minimal resources and have routine built in.) Happy September!
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BTEC Level 2 First Award in Engineering - Unit 2 Product Investigation - Assessment booklet

BTEC Level 2 First Award in Engineering - Unit 2 Product Investigation - Assessment booklet

This is a 22 page booklet created is in PowerPoint with A4 landscape layout, that covers all four areas of the Unit 2, which can be adapted to be used for any product. Fully editable and with no particular product in mind (one size fits all) with the exception of the specification help sheet which focuses on torches (but this is transferable knowledge.) We're planning to use torches for the specification and quality section and the Nissan leaf for materials and manufacture, as focusing on one product tends to leave students a little weary/unfocused. The booklet can also be used in conjunction with the online assignment briefs given out as a booklet or each section one at a time. One version has guidelines to help students write down their answers by hand if you school lacks IT equipment, I know mine does! The other version could be uploaded into google drive and converted to a slide document (might need a little reformatting but not a lot CABIN is my preferred font) or turned into a .pdf for Dropbox or Dochub.) p.1 Title slide p.2 Specification guidance & keywords/sentence structure. p.3 Dissassembly. P.4 Specification help sheet with generic questions to guide students. p. 5-7 Specification worksheets covering all headings from Edexcel guidance. p.8 Materials helpsheet. p.9 Materials & components images collection. p.10-11 Two materials in detail. p.12 The environmental impact of materials. p.13 Manufacturing help sheets. p.14 Manufacturing methods for two components in relation to specific components. p.15-16 Manufacturing methods for two components in detail. p.17 Comparing the environmental impact of manufacturing methods - essay style answer. p.18 Quality control and assurance guidance and keywords. p.19 Quality control checks. p.20 Specific quality control checks in relation to TQM. (TQM is not on the syllabus but some of the students find it easier to grasp and it gives a better full over, which is less specific than Kaizen. p.21 TQM mind map. p.22 Evaluating different quality assurance systems table (I usually use Kaizen, TMQ and Poka Yoke.) Thanks for looking, any questions just ask!
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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Bundle!

A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Bundle!

A bundle of resources covering -Materials -Manufacturing processes -Temporary and permanent joining methods -Design Movements There are over 60 A4 worksheets in total. They could be set in or out of classroom time and can be uploaded to google classroom for easy editing!
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BTEC Engineering Level 2 Unit 1 The Engineered World - Multiple Choice quizzes.

BTEC Engineering Level 2 Unit 1 The Engineered World - Multiple Choice quizzes.

The biggest hurdle in BTEC is to ensure learners achieve a level 2 pass in the online exam. Our less able learners don't/won't/can't revise especially as the pressure mounts and they loose the will to write generate statements on rote! This is a set of fully editable multiple choice tests (55 marks in total) which could be given to those L1/P learners whilst other students focus on long answer questions or used as starter tasks. I've tried to cover all/most topics. Answers sheets included (I think I'll laminate mine) for students to self/peer assess the answers (making it look like you've done enough marking to statisfy your senior leaders/OFSTEDS unquenchable thirst for evidence.) Some are manufacturing process ordering questions, some are generic questions similar to those in the online test. Enjoy! Any suggestions/comments please get in touch.
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BTEC Level 2 Engineering - Unit 1: Engineered World - Revision / Homework pack

BTEC Level 2 Engineering - Unit 1: Engineered World - Revision / Homework pack

Fully editable document containing 28 differentiated homework/revision tasks including: Material properties. Bionics Manufacturing processes. Scales of production. Machining techniques. Selecting and using tools for drilling, milling and turning. Engineering sectors. The 6 R's. Material properties. Tasks are rated as easy, medium, difficult. I tell my students that they should attempt the task that is closest to their target grade easy (pass) medium (merit) difficult (distinction) but preferably one grade above. Sometimes there is choice element to the activities so that student will engage more fully with the tasks. There are a range of tasks that are designed to take students 20 minutes at home.
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BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering from 2018 - Component 1 Learning Aim B Assessment Proforma

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering from 2018 - Component 1 Learning Aim B Assessment Proforma

This is a 15 page booklet that can be used in conjunction with the Component 1 - Exploring engineering skills through the design process verified assignment brief on the Pearson website as a set of assessment sheets. p.1 Front page - existing products research p.2 Assessment criteria for assignment. p.3 Specification for an existing product (hacksaw) which could be easily edited for another product of the teachers choice. Initial ideas p.4 Product Investigation written task. p.5 Mind map - Starter point for iterative development p. 6 Initial ideas page (busy page) p. 7&8 Detailed ideas with space for written evaluation against spec and with peers. p.9 Peer review - group activity p.10 Generating a physical model (workshop based and optional as students can model just using CAD.) p.11 Generating a 3D model using CAD p.12 Final design solution CAD p.13 Peer review against evaluation of initial specification. p.14 Extended evaluation (for merit and distinction learners). p.15 Final peer review form (an alternative or additional to the more subjective review on p.14) This booklet is based on design a hacksaw, we have created the same booklet for a bottle opener so the students can have a trial run to learn the skills but this might prove to be very time consuming. I’ve provided it as a powerpoint and pdf. (I’m planning to get students to use google classroom and slides.) Happy September! More resources for Unit 1 and 2 coming soon. Look out for bundles and new spec Level 3 resources in my shop.
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BTEC Engineering Level 2 - Unit 1: Engineered World - Mock Exam (B)

BTEC Engineering Level 2 - Unit 1: Engineered World - Mock Exam (B)

A 16 question, editable 50 mark mock exam including the follow topics. (PDF also included for those who don't have publisher.) Modern high performance materials. Renewable Energy. Machining; Milling, Drop forging, Sand casting, Welding, Shearing, Turning. Health and Safety. CNC manufacture. Continuous Production. Surface mount technology.
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining: Effectiveness/applications of tools.

Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining: Effectiveness/applications of tools.

Eight A4 portrait worksheets covering the use of the following tools: twist drill bit, centre drill, counter-bore, flat bottomed drill bit, tap and die, dead centre, live centre, countersink, and reamer. The tasks are varied, some word frame/reading tasks, some sketching tasks, some question based tasks. Lots of keywords for those learners who struggle with the new vocabulary, excellent and essential Assignment 1 preparation. Activities are appropriate for those students looking to gain a Pass/Merit grade as advantages and disadvantages are not covered in detail. Any suggestions welcome (the file was created as a .ddp hence the pdf format but I'm happy to edit upon request), More Level 2 resources coming soon. A full lesson teaching students about the same tools is available here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/level-2-btec-engineering-unit-7-machining-what-makes-a-tool-useful-11163145
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Level 2 Engineering BTEC - Unit 1 - Telematics

Level 2 Engineering BTEC - Unit 1 - Telematics

This lesson on telematics has a range of activites starting with a discussion about SATNAV and Global Navigation Satellite Systems moving towards their use in the automotive sector. Powerpoint and three worksheets that are fully editable. The lessons are differentiated and tasks are marked cleared with P, M, or D so that students can understand the level of detail required for their target grade. If you like this please look at my other BTEC resources. All reviews /advice greatly appreciated! Free for NQT's just get in touch.
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BTEC 2016 KS5 Engineering Unit 3 Design and Manufacture Learning Aim A work booklet B

BTEC 2016 KS5 Engineering Unit 3 Design and Manufacture Learning Aim A work booklet B

This 66 page booklet (pdf) follows on from part A and covers the rest of the learning aim A syllabus including material properties, power transmission, and manufacturing processes. There are lots of pages that repeat in format so that students can draw, research and learn about; Sand, die and investment casting. Machining including turning, milling and drilling. Injection, extrusion, blow and rotational moulding. Slip, tape and press forming ceramics. Press forming, stamping, drop forging metals and backward/forward impact extrusion. 3D printing. Compression moulding (metals and thermosets). Laying up. Soldering, brazing. MIG, TIG, Oxy welding. This is a "build your own" textbook, its just activities. My students complete notes in lesson time and then type them up in study periods... Some haven't started yet but they'll have too soon. I'm hoping they will re-visit their notes are part of the controlled assessment "research". I've also started to get them to complete the research tasks before lessons so that they have examples of products before we go through the processes. This booklet is to help me as much as them because I would hate to forget to include teaching a process to find the design brief included something I hadn't covered with them! I'm going to look into the other learning aims this term.... Hopefully! Sorry it's a pdf but I've paid for license for the images in some of the activities!
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Engineering BTEC Level 2 - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Bionics

Engineering BTEC Level 2 - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Bionics

A lesson all about the applications, advantages, and disadvantages of Bionic eyes Prosthetic Limbs Mechanical Hearts/pacemakers Breast Implants Cochlear Implants The first pages are to encourage debate and to classify the pictures and also helps the teacher to gauge the level of prior knowledge in the room (lots of the information will overlap with you top set Science students, if you have any.) The presentation is designed to raise some important issues about disability and health in relation to the applications of bionics. (Might be worth preparing the LADS for a serious discussion, especially when it comes to breast augmentation and cancer.... You could always create new slides on artificial windpipes instead but I fancied a challenging debate and not a lesson where issues such as disability, cancer, deaf/blindness and injury caused through war etc. became topics of banter.) There is then a group task, each group gets a fact sheet about one of the five suggested bionic applications and another sheet with questions that they need to answer and present to the rest of the group. I'm going to give my A2 sugar paper, marker pens and 20 minutes. There's no plenary, I think it'll be a push to get through all five presentations in one lesson. I might use the following lessons to produce a "How much can you remember?" Mindmap. Will being delivering this lesson soon so will be able to give better time/activity guidance. No worksheets, just an editable powerpoint.
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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Manufacturing processes.

A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Manufacturing processes.

This booklet allows students to gather information on manufacturing processes including alloying, moulding, printing, machining to name a few. This pack should upload into google drive or classroom with little formatting (or as an editable pdf.) I plan to use this so that I can monitor my students progress, how easy it is for us to assume they have made their own notes... And even more frustrating that deep down we know they don't. There a 28 pages in total including the relevant section of the specification. I plan to create a booklet for each section! Thanks for looking.
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