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Design Technology & STEAM insets, lessons, workshops, after school clubs, DT videos & activity packs for schools, home educators and preschoolers. https://charlottejennings2.wixsite.com/happydting

Design Technology & STEAM insets, lessons, workshops, after school clubs, DT videos & activity packs for schools, home educators and preschoolers. https://charlottejennings2.wixsite.com/happydting
What Is DT?
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What Is DT?

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What is DT? - A video link, PPT and mini activity pack explaining what sort of things are covered in Design Technology. Also included is a copy of the Design Cycle and a mini DT design and make challenge (using regular craft bits you have in your making trays) to help students remember the different areas of DT. Suitable for KS1, KS2 , year 7 and even teacher training inset. What the pack includes: • Link to a video on YouTube made by Happy DTing! - “What is DT?” • What is DT? Looking at different areas of Design Technology • A copy of the Design Cycle • Mini Challenge - What is DT? Mini design and make challenge • A mini list for each student to keep/use with their design & make challenge, reminding them what DT covers Plus a PPT to accompany the activity pack.
Plastics - If you were a plastic which plastic would you be?
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Plastics - If you were a plastic which plastic would you be?

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This video link, PPT and activity pack is a fun introduction to plastics. Covering what types of plastics are around us, thermoplastics and thermosetting, the history of plastics and recycling them. Throughout the video students are asked to think about - “If you were a plastic which plastic would you be?” Suitable for KS2-KS3 and even teacher training inset. What the pack includes: • Link to a video on YouTube made by Happy DTing! - “Plastic - If you were a plastic which plastic would you be?” • Plastics Around Us - a chance to check students know what things are made from plastic. • Hunt For Plastics - Students list what plastic things they can find around them. • Thermo and Thermosetting Plastic - Learn about the two categories that plastics are sorted into. • Thermo and Thermosetting Plastic Activity - Place examples of both types of plastics in the right column. • History of Plastics - Find out which plastics came first. • Plastic Pollution and Recycling - Learn about recycling plastic. • Recycling Symbol Challenge - Go on a recycling symbol hunt. • Recycling Symbol Information Cards - To help learn more about the main plastic recycling symbols. • Fronts For Recycling Symbol Information Cards - To be stuck to the other side of the info cards, students can then use the cards to test what information is on the other side without looking, either in pairs or individually. • Plastic Images from the “Plastic - If you were a plastic which plastic would you be?” video Plus a PPT to accompany the activity pack.
Health and Safety For Design Technology
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Health and Safety For Design Technology

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This video link, PPT and activity pack covers the main health & safety points to get started with practical lessons in DT. There are several activites and worksheets to help the students remember all the main points. Suitable for KS1-KS2 as well as year 7 and even teacher training inset. What the pack includes: • Link to a video on YouTube made by Happy DTing! - “Health & Safety In DT" • A copy of the Safety Rules. • Safety Rules In Detail • Dress Safely diagram - fill in the missing gaps and colour in - suitable for lower ability. • Dress Safely diagram - label and colour in • What’s Wrong? - Circle or list all the things that are unsafe • What’s Wrong? - Answers • Safety Song - Sing it to check you are ready for practical lessons • Mini Challenge - think of your own ways to help you remember to stay safe. • Extra images to help with the above tasks. Plus a PPT to accompany the activity pack.
Getting Into Design Technology
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Getting Into Design Technology

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Getting into Design Technology - A great bundle to help introduce teachers and students to DT. Suitable for KS1, KS2, year 7 and even teacher training inset. Briefly about the 4 packs included: • Each pack comes with a video link to help explain things and a ppt. • What is DT? Pack - Learning about lots of the different areas that are covered in DT. • Design Cycle Pack - Looking at the Design Cycle and working through it. • Design Brain Warm Ups! Pack - A pack that helps students and teachers get into the design frame of mind. • Health and Safety For Design Technology Pack - Looking at how to do practical lessons safely.
Design Brain Warm Ups!
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Design Brain Warm Ups!

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This video link, PPT & activity pack contains several lessons worth of Design Technology lesson starter activities for students to do each lesson to get their heads into a designing mood, while at the same time encouraging students to improve their design capabilities, knowledge and interest in a quick burst of activity. The video can act as an introduction lesson to getting your brain into a design frame of mind when first starting DT with your students. Suitable for KS1, KS2, KS3 and even teacher training inset. What the pack includes: • Link to a video on YouTube made by Happy DTing! - “Design Brain Warm Ups!” • Design Brain Warm Ups! - Explained, the idea behind warming up your design brain. • Quick Design Challenge Ideas Explained, an explanation of what to do and a practice question to start with. • Quick Design Challenge Ideas - A list of ideas of things to design. • What is it? Example Question - Look at the picture and have a guess at what you think it is. Answers are on the next page. • What is it? Explained - An explanation of the benefits of doing these sort of questions, along with the answers to the previous page. • What is it? - 4 more questions to ask students, look at the pictures and have a guess. • What is it? Answers for the previous page in brief. • What is it? Answers in Detail - Continued from the previous page. • Design Play - A design question that encourages sharing ideas. Plus a PPT to accompany the activity pack.
Design Cycle
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Design Cycle

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With this video link, PPT and activity pack find out about all the different parts of the Design Cycle (it’s a bit like a story plan) that you can follow to help while doing a DT project. You don’t have to do all of it every time, but it certainly helps to guide you in the right direction for a successful outcome. Suitable for KS2-KS3 and even teacher training inset. What the pack includes: • Link to a video on YouTube made by Happy DTing! - “Design Cycle” • A copy of the Design Cycle for students to keep in their folders or to stick on the front of their DT project books. • Design Cycle Explained - A brief explanation about each part of the design cycle. • Fill in the missing gaps quick test. • Design Cycle template to fill in the gaps - suitable for lower ability. • Design Cycle template to fill in the gaps. • Design Cycle word cards to cut out and ask the students to arrange in the correct order, either in pairs or individually - Great for a lesson starter or a plenary. • Design Cycle Questions - to answer after watching the video or going through the “Design Cycle Explained” page of this pack. • Design Cycle Questions - the answers as they are always handy to have! ;-) • Extra images to help with the above tasks. Plus a PPT to accompany the activity pack.
Line Guide
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Line Guide

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Free line guide - to help students with their presentation. Even better and lasts longer if you laminate it!
CPD Online Design Technology KS1/2 Teacher Training Session
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CPD Online Design Technology KS1/2 Teacher Training Session

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Help to Get Started With Design Technology, KS1/2 Project Ideas 23rd November 2021, 4-5pm, £22.50 Online teacher training This one hour inset covers not only what DT is about, but how to get started explaining the different parts of the design cycle and providing lots of examples to get you thinking. Ideal for teaching ks1 & 2. Book now and receive a pdf info pack with printables you can use with your students after the training session. To book a space go to the event page on Eventbrite. The event link is at the bottom of this PDF when you open it.
Quick Design Challenge
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Quick Design Challenge

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A quick exercise ppt to get your brain ready for designing. Great as a lesson starter for DT or it can be used as a whole lesson in itself if you go on to do the research part that is covered in the video on Happy DTing’s channel on YouTube.
Blank Design Technology folder worksheets
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Blank Design Technology folder worksheets

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Blank Design Technology folder worksheets, bordered sheets: What the pack includes: • Project front cover, with a space for a title and a relevant picture. • Design Brief and Brainstorm layout page • Blank bordered sheet with a space for a title at the top - great for using to put the research section of a project on. • Design Criteria and Design Ideas layout page • Development - Final Design Idea - A place to share the final design with notes about materials to be used and any ideas about how to make it. • Plan of Make - Space to draw each stage of the making and write about how to do it, including materials and tools used at each stage. • Final Product - Space for a drawing or photo of the final make. • Evaluation and a space to suggest a proposal for change - suitable for lower ability. • Evaluation and a space to suggest a proposal for change. • A line guide to help with presentation