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I am a Secondary teacher from Reading. I teach Construction, Engineering and Product Design. Please have a look at my resources :)

I am a Secondary teacher from Reading. I teach Construction, Engineering and Product Design. Please have a look at my resources :)
WJEC Engineering Unit 1: Engineering Design
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WJEC Engineering Unit 1: Engineering Design

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This is a student friendly powerpoint with lessons/ instructions and examples for students and teachers to complete Unit 1. The brief is the one that has been issued by WJEC (Re-design a phone charger) However it can be adapted to any brief you wish to set. The key areas covered are: Understanding the Brief Market Research Specification Design Ideas 3rd Angle Evaluation against Specification
Edexcel Product Design Coursework Guide for  Students (New for Teaching from 2017)
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Edexcel Product Design Coursework Guide for Students (New for Teaching from 2017)

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A complete student friendly guide that covers every page or key area that needs to be included in the Coursework Unit (Unit 1 Creative Design and Make). It has been set out to follow the Specification and Marking Criteria. However this can be used as a guide for most Product Design Portfolios for GCSE and A-Level not just limited to Edexcel. It includes: High level examples Hints and Tips Instructions Sentence Starters Help with laying out sheets Table Templates Questions. It covers key criteria such as research, specification, client feedback, designing, modeling, developing, test and evaluating.
WJEC Construction: Safety and Security in Construction Unit 1
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WJEC Construction: Safety and Security in Construction Unit 1

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Safety and Security in Construction. This resource was originally created for Unit 1 of the WJEC Construction and the built Environment course but is versatile for any vocational Construction course. A powerpoint with lesson by lesson WALTs and WILFs which can be shown to children including numerous actives for them to complete. Topics Covered: Signs (RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, ORANGE) Risk Assessments Sub and Super Structure Fire extinguishers Permits to Work Hazard/ Risk/ Control Measure Security of Construction Site Health and Safety
Lesson Powerpoint for Aerodynamics and Blended Wingbodies BTEC Engineering
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Lesson Powerpoint for Aerodynamics and Blended Wingbodies BTEC Engineering

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A student friendly powerpoint covering two lessons on Aerodynamics and Blended Wingbodies based on the BTEC Engineering Unit1 Specification . 2- 3 lessons with a number of activities (starters etc.) which is can be used in Engineering but also other areas of Design Technology and STEM. Road bikes are used as an example to help students relate to the topic.
Practical Skills Brickwork.  Vocational WJEC/ BTEC
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Practical Skills Brickwork. Vocational WJEC/ BTEC

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A student friendly PowerPoint that has multiple lessons and activities for students to learn theory and practical Brickwork. Lessons based on the requirements of WJEC Constructing the Built Environment but can be used for any Level 2 Construction course. The following Topics are covered: Anatomy of a Brick Brick Bonds PPE Half Bricks Tools Setting Out Planning Evaluation of Practical Attached are also some in class activities.
Multiple Lesson Powerpoint Materials and Processes BTEC Engineering
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Multiple Lesson Powerpoint Materials and Processes BTEC Engineering

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A student friendly powerpoint including 4-5 lessons covering materials and processes taken directly from the BTEC Engineering Unit 1 specification A number of interesting activities (Starters, pleneries etc) and leveled learning objectives. This can be used for Product Design and is very versatile. Uses superhero (marvel) example to help children relate. Topics Covered: Material Classification: Smart, High Performance, Modern and Composite Uses (Products) Sectors of Engineering Manufacturing Processes Forces Deformation
Practical Construction Skills (Bricklaying/ Tiling/ Painting)
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Practical Construction Skills (Bricklaying/ Tiling/ Painting)

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A set of lessons presented in a student friendly powerpoint which includes lots of different classroom based activities for Tiling, Painting and Bricklaying. WALTs and WILF’s are leveled and allows students to build up knowledge before they start practical tasks. Originally designed for WJEC Construction and the Built Environment course it is very versatile activities for all vocational Construction courses. Lots of ideas you can use :)
Lesson Powerpoint for Fibre Optics BTEC Engineering
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Lesson Powerpoint for Fibre Optics BTEC Engineering

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A student friendly lesson powerpoint based on Fibre Optics. A selection of activities (starter, main, plenary) and leveled learning objectives. The content will help students understand the wider topic of the development of new technologies. Based on the Engineering Unit 1 specification but is versatile and be used in Design Technology and other STEM lessons. Attached are two photographs which show a simple but effective way to demonstrate fibre optics. Using a torch and a piece of clear Acrylic tube it can show how ‘light’ travels through the wire. This can used when showing the Polar Bear hair slide.
Lesson Powerpoint for  Bionics BTEC Engineering Unit 1
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Lesson Powerpoint for Bionics BTEC Engineering Unit 1

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A Powerpoint lesson on Bionics and how they have been developed by Biomedical Engineers. A number of activities, starter, You Tube examples and leveled learning objectives. Created for BTEC Engineering Unit 1 using information from the specification however can be used in STEM lessons or Design Technology Lessons. Learners can begin to understand the wider topic of new technologies.
New Technology Riddle Activity BTEC Engineering
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New Technology Riddle Activity BTEC Engineering

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A fun starter activity. 6 Riddles (questions) asking students to identify the New Technologies identified in the BTEC Engineering Specification. A great quick progress check/ revision tool. Could be used as a starter or a plenary. Answers also provided in the slide. Bionics Fibre Optics Nano Technology Blended Wing Body Hydrogen Fuel Cell Telematics
Dangerous Building Materials (Built Environment/ Construction/ Engineering)
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Dangerous Building Materials (Built Environment/ Construction/ Engineering)

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Lesson Powerpoint and activities for looking at building materials used in old structures and how they are on longer used due to their dangerous effects. This could be used in an Engineering/ Construction/ Built Environment course or as a one off lesson. A fun topic that students enjoy- materials covered are Lead, Asbestos and Arsenic. This resource includes: Leveled WALT and WILF (Learning Objectives) Starter, main and plenary (printable worksheets within powerpoint) Great youtube videos which explain each material. Lots of visual stimuli This lesson is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop :)
Forces & Different types of Structures Lesson and Activities (Construction/ Engineering)
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Forces & Different types of Structures Lesson and Activities (Construction/ Engineering)

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Lesson Powerpoint and activities for learning how the different forces (COMPRESSION, TENSION, TORSION AND SHEAR) and the different types of structures shell vs frame. This could be used in an Engineering/ Construction/ Built Environment course or as a one off lesson. This resource includes: Leveled WALT and WILF (Learning Objectives) Starter, main and plenary (printable worksheets within powerpoint) Lots of visual stimuli and printable resources included in powerpoint This lesson is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop :)
Weather and Structures Lesson & Activities ( Construction/ Engineering)
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Weather and Structures Lesson & Activities ( Construction/ Engineering)

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Lesson Powerpoint and activities for teaching students about natural forces such as weather and how this effects structures. This could be used in an Engineering/ Construction/ Built Environment course or as a one off lesson. A fun topic that students enjoy- they are fascinated by natural disasters. This resource includes: Leveled WALT and WILF (Learning Objectives) Starter, main and student research and presentation to class task (printable worksheets within powerpoint) Exit Ticket Lots of visual stimuli This lesson is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop :)
Triangulation in Structures Lesson & Activities ( Construction/ Engineering)
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Triangulation in Structures Lesson & Activities ( Construction/ Engineering)

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Lesson Powerpoint and activities for teaching Triangulation and how triangles are the strongest shape. This could be used in an Engineering/ Construction/ Built Environment course or as a one off lesson. This resource includes: Leveled WALT and WILF (Learning Objectives) Starter, main and plenary (printable worksheets within powerpoint with links from technology student for graphics. Lots of visual stimuli This lesson is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop :)
Defects & Decay in Structures. (Built Environment/ Construction/ Engineering)
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Defects & Decay in Structures. (Built Environment/ Construction/ Engineering)

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Lesson Powerpoint and activities for teaching how structures decay and about building defects. Also a few methods on how to fix the decay. This could be used in an Engineering/ Construction/ Built Environment course or as a one off lesson. This links closely to WJEC Planning and Maintaining the Built Environment. This resource includes: Leveled WALT and WILF (Learning Objectives) Starter, main and student task where they can look for defects at their school (printable worksheets within powerpoint) Lots of visual stimuli This lesson is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop :)
Structures Keyword Bingo
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Structures Keyword Bingo

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A good starter/ group activity with key structure related words and questions provided. You can rig it so a certain group wins or make up different questions. Students could make up questions as a flipped learning activity I have made several different grids that can be printed and laminated so used multiple times and a set of example questions. This activity is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop but also used on its own
Types of Bridges (Construction/ Engineering)
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Types of Bridges (Construction/ Engineering)

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Lesson Powerpoint and activities teaching about the structures of different bridges. This could be used in an Engineering/ Construction/ Built Environment course or as a one off lesson. This resource includes: Leveled WALT and WILF (Learning Objectives) Starter, main and student task (printable worksheets within powerpoint) Lots of visual stimuli This lesson is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop :)
What Am I riddles for Structures (Construction/ Engineering)
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What Am I riddles for Structures (Construction/ Engineering)

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A good stater activity which uses riddles to help students learn key words related to structures and buildings. Answers provided. This activity is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop or used on its own.
Structures (Construction and Engineering)
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Structures (Construction and Engineering)

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A bundle of resources of lessons and activities that link together to form a whole unit of work on Structures. Areas such as, forces, triangulation, bridges, nature, domes, mega structures are covered. Includes a powerpoint spaghetti project that can students apply their knowledge to make a strong structure. Visual student friendly powerpoints with printable resources and tasks for students that can be taught to as a fun project in Construction, Design Technology or Engineering.
Mega Structures Lesson & Activities. (Built Environment/ Construction/ Engineering)
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Mega Structures Lesson & Activities. (Built Environment/ Construction/ Engineering)

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Lesson Powerpoint and activities for introducing students to Mega Structures (really big buildings). This could be used in an Engineering/ Construction/ Built Environment course or as a one off lesson. A fun topic that students always enjoy- they are fascinated by really big buildings such as the Burj Khalifa This resource includes: Leveled WALT and WILF (Learning Objectives) Starter, main and student research task (printable worksheets within powerpoint) Lots of visual stimuli This lesson is part of a whole unit of work on Structures and the Built Environment which can be purchased as a bundle in my shop :)