This is aimed at pupils who struggle to collect research normally. This gives them focused activities and breaks up the task into more manageable ones. These pages are sold separately but buying all three at once is nearly 50% cheaper.
This is a great project and pupils love it. It uses 12cm squares of plywood but can be done with hardboard though this is not ideal, you could also use acrylic or foamex for details such as eyes or letters but pupils generally are happy to saw away using good quality birch faced plywood for hours. It can be shortened to just a practical task for a few weeks or spread over a whole term, and this helps to improve all the basic skills as pupils are drawing and peer evaluating, modelling their designs, learning to use the tools (a mini keyring project) Then they can evaluate their skills and produce the final design to produce a quality product. It never fails to please and pupils always take them home as a permanent 'memory aid'. Everything is quantifiable for assessment purposes and assessment criteria based on a "making progress & Even better if" is included on key pages -winner.
It is a full project, involving research of existing products, producing a specification, creating designs that are then modelled in card to produce templates. Then a few practical sessions producing a keyring. Evaluation of skills learned, then on to the final design manufacture and final evaluation.
worksheet for a critter project that can be used as a homework, or cover lesson after discussion of the protein that humans get from eating insects and other critters. Includes edited video excerpt from "idiots abroad'
Two separate sheets one for practicing shading with tone and one for practicing with texture. I find getting pupils to consider the background as part of the drawing can be difficult. When these sheets are filled in pupils can really appreciate how the shapes have a different look to them than when they leave the background white.
A slight take on the 4x4 exercise apart from pupils just work on their own sheet. It has been very useful with RM & Product Design pupils to allow them to top up the A02 Developing ideas section for AQA coursework. They have either added sketches in the boxes or the higher end pupils have attached photos of models. It also allows pupils to consider the modifications they have made at an earlier stage and helps with the A04 Evaluation section.
It also works well with KS3 design projects too.
An A4 sheet that should ideally be blown up to A3 size. Attached is also an example.