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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!

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

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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!
BTEC Engineering Component 1 bundle
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BTEC Engineering Component 1 bundle

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Manufacturing processes independent study booklet and pro-formas for Learning Aim A & B with all stages of assignment clearly labeled. Student led booklets that can be used in powerpoint or uploaded and converted to google slides with ease. (Can also be printed or turned into a pdf if you choose.) Happy engineering!
BTEC 2016 KS5 Engineering Unit 3 Design and Manufacture Learning Aim A work booklet B
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BTEC 2016 KS5 Engineering Unit 3 Design and Manufacture Learning Aim A work booklet B

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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!
BTEC Engineering - Unit 7 Machining
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BTEC Engineering - Unit 7 Machining

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

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

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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.
Investment Casting
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Investment Casting

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Three worksheets aimed at teaching students about the stages of investment casting. The first resource asks students to watch a ten minute youtube clip and then write the stages of investment casting onto the worksheet. There are times given (in minutes and seconds) where the teacher can pause the video and students are given keywords to allow them to learn the correct terminology. This could also be given as a homework. The second task is to revise the process by cutting and sticking the icons into the correct order. Any questions just ask!
BTEC Level 2 Engineering - Unit 1: Engineered World - Revision / Homework pack
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BTEC Level 2 Engineering - Unit 1: Engineered World - Revision / Homework pack

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

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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!
Level 2 Engineering BTEC - Unit 1 - Telematics
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Level 2 Engineering BTEC - Unit 1 - Telematics

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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.
Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Powder Metallurgy
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 1: The Engineered World - Powder Metallurgy

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Two short lessons, or one lesson and additional homeworks used to teach and consolidate the powder metallurgy process. Starter: Write down success criteria,complete a powder metallurgy flowchart. Task 1 : Watch a youtube clip, teacher to explain each stage of process. Task 2: Cut and paste the stages and stick them in the correct order. Task 3: Homework to encourage students to think about applications and consolidate. Task 4: Similar cut and paste exercise with pictures of each stage, students to annotate each picture. Advantages and Disadvantages to be covered in a separate lesson in comparison to the three casting techniques!
A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Manufacturing processes.
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A-level Product Design - Build your own textbook - Manufacturing processes.

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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.
Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining: What makes a tool useful?
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Level 2 BTEC Engineering - Unit 7: Machining: What makes a tool useful?

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A lesson where students exchange information to develop their understand of the following tools and what shape profiles they cut in materials; counter bore, centre 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 eachother (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 including https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/level-2-btec-engineering-unit-7-machining-effectiveness-applications-of-tools-11118336 . Any feedback greatly received!
BTEC First Award in Engineering - Unit 1 Exam - Manufacturing Processes worksheets/revision
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BTEC First Award in Engineering - Unit 1 Exam - Manufacturing Processes worksheets/revision

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A selection of eight worksheets with exam style questions and learning activities for - Drop Forging (3 sheets) Shearing (2 sheets) 3 worksheets covering - Sand casting Investment casting Powder metallurgy Die casting Would make good follow up learning for my manufacturing processes lesson, more detailed than the homework/revision pack worksheets available in my resources area. Thanks for looking.