Smart & Modern Materials Olympics design task lesson and resources - 2 lessons - Design & Technology
Powerpoint for 2 lessons with starter, mains and plenaries.
-15 Colourful smart /modern/composite materials info cards with properties and images
5 Sports info cards with ‘design considerations’ for each
Differentiated, GCSE exam questions and self assessment of progress throughout.
Students given a scenario where Team GB employ them to design new products for Olympics
Students have 5 sports to choose from with information cards for each giving 'design considerations’
They then are given a pack of cards with Smart materials, Modern materials & Compostite materials, with their properties and possible uses.
Students then decide which materials are suitable for their design considerations. (the materials are designed to be linked to the considerations)
In the next lesson the students design their new products, get peer feedback or I have sometimes said Team GB ‘do not like’ their first design to discuss design fixation
They they redesign
Alongside all of this there is a learning mat with an olympic style ‘bronze, silver and gold’ progress tracker linked to BLooms & objectives and a range of GCSE questions, also differentiated.