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 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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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook. Woods/metals/plastics.

A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook. Woods/metals/plastics.

This booklet allows students to gather information on woods, metals, polymers using material properties. 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 9 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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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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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Paper/boards/textiles/smart materials.

A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Paper/boards/textiles/smart materials.

This booklet allows students to gather information on papers, boards, textiles and smart materials using material properties. 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 7 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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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Temporary and permanent joining methods.

A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Temporary and permanent joining methods.

This booklet allows students to gather information on methods used to join different types of materials. 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 14 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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A-level Product Design - Building your own textbook - Design movements.

A-level Product Design - Building your own textbook - Design movements.

This booklet allows students to gather information on each of the design movements in the specification. 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 7 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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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 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: 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. Selecting and using tools and workholding devices.

Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining. Selecting and using tools and workholding devices.

This is a 16 page A4 pack (pdf) that enables students to provide photographic evidence for Unit 7: Machining Techniques, learning Aim A and compliments the online assignment brief provided by Edexcel. Students should look to take photos where their face is visible, if they do not, you or one of their peer's, should write a comment such as "I witnessed students' name* completing this task" adding a signature to verify the evidence. *Beta tested! Corrections made! If you downloaded an incorrect version get in touch and I'll email you the latest correct version. ** Dec 2015 - Further improvements to student requirements. When did you select it? Why did you select it? What makes it useful? To break up the tasks more clearly.
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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 BTEC Engineering Unit 7: Machining Techniques D1 Advantages and disadvantages of tools.

Level 2 BTEC Engineering Unit 7: Machining Techniques D1 Advantages and disadvantages of tools.

A series of resources and lesson plan for 2-3 lessons that focus on preparing students to explain the advantages and disadvantages of different tools. In the main lesson students share different tool advantages and disadvantages and play forehead detective (where they stick one short slip of information on their forehead) and then sort themselves from most important to least important. This helps them to learn what the different benefits and pit falls of tools without having to sit and learn them on rote. It contains short bursts of reading and no writing so will keep your "lads" occupied and weaker students engaged, focusing all learners whilst helping your strong students understand how to approach D1. p.s. Student will be one their feet for most of the lesson! The follow up lesson gives the stronger students the opportunity to record the advantages and disadvantages of the tools they need to in a simple tick box audit. (Both the main PowerPoint and audit are editable if your centre has chosen different tools to mine or you think of anything I've missed, it's past midnight and I've got a full day tomorrow!) I've also thrown in a M1 diamond nine, "which tool is most useful worksheet?", which could be used before or after this lesson, or could be completed by your Pass grade students whilst your Merit and Distinction students take the audit. I gave mine the choice if they were Pass/Merit to do either and made the Distinction students do both, because I am a horrible person. Please note that students will need to include work holding devices to achieve M1 and D1, I am going to be looking at preparing work for these next so watch this space.
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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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Understanding which engineering tools to use when machining.

Understanding which engineering tools to use when machining.

A lesson where students exchange information to develop their understand of the following tools and what shape profiles they cut in materials; counter bore, center drill, twist drill bit, flat-bottomed drill bit, tap, die, countersink, reamer, facing tool, turning tool. The lesson starts with speed dating (instructions included) where students read out slips to each other (sounds a bit naff but works really well if they are not a group that engages well with writing and has a clear oracy element.) Team discussions and teacher lead discussions moves on to a highlight keywords and explain their meaning sheet. Finally the students have to try and identify which tools create which profiles from given diagrams using the descriptions. Support students moving from Pass to Merit, helps less able to engage with L1 identification of tools, with less writing and more speaking. Probably an hours worth of teaching, identify the profiles could be given as a consolidation homework if you run out of time. All text editable in download. Compliment my other Unit 7: Machining resources. Any feedback greatly received!
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Assignment 2: Parameters, techniques, safe working practices etc.

Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Assignment 2: Parameters, techniques, safe working practices etc.

This is a 12 page booklet that supports learners through assignment 2 providing them with a place to gather evidence. The practical task is a hammer, but this could easily be replaced with a task of your choice. p.1 Front cover p.2 Success Criteria including simple and complex work holding devices lists p.3 Hammer working drawing (created in 2D design and impossible to upload on TES, sorry.) p.4 & 5 Centre lathe set up (facing off, knurling, setting machining speeds, boring holes, cut depths when roughing and finishing) p.6 Pillar drill set up (position of tool and work piece, changing the speed, swarf checks.) p.7 Final practical photograph and self evaluation (strengths and weaknesses for D2) p.8-10 Accuracy checks including surface finish, vernier, go-no gauge (we made a very basic one) tapers and chamfers. p.11-12 Space for photographic evidence of accuracy checks performed. If using the online assignment brief learners also need to complete a health, safety and accuracy presentation to accompany their evidence. We also include a assessor observation of students setting up the vertical mill correctly and safely to ensure all boxes are ticked. (We also just received some good moderator feedback!) Thanks for looking!
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 BTEC Engineered World Exam Unit 1 - Engineering materials revision mind map

BTEC Engineered World Exam Unit 1 - Engineering materials revision mind map

This is a step by step guide to enable your students to create a mind-map that recaps the following materials; Titanium Tungsten Duralumin Optical Fibres Modern Metallic Foams Carbon Fibre GRP Kevlar Tungsten Carbide There are two pathways (hard for merit/dist students and easy for L1/pass students) or you could just print my version and add it to a revision pack. I might include timers when mine undertake the task to prevent procrastination. Could be used for a different subject applying the same principles.
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