As DT teachers it seems that we are always teaching a lesson focussed on carrying out a product analysis. This lesson has been designed to teach KS3 and KS4 students the importance of carrying out a product analysis as well as guiding them through all of the important factors they should consider when analysing a product. The lesson and worksheet is generic and can be edited to suit all projects. The worksheet can also be included as part of a project booklet that you may be creating.
Good first lesson to introduce students to CAD/CAM. Slide show is interactive and engaging with an accompanying worksheet. Students learn about the different software used, different machinery and the different products they can produce. Editable.
Students can work through the worksheet to design their own school uniform. Blazer type and jumper type uniforms are included in seperate worksheets. Students can design colours scheme, tie and school logo/crest. Tried and tested.
A great introduction or refresher lesson on how to use 2D design. This lesson will guide students through using the most simple tools through to vectorising images from google. The lesson will help students understand why things need to be drawn a certain way in order to work with the laser cutter. The slides have been designed so that students can use them as reference to work independently. The slides can also be blown up and printed as part of a classroom display. Worksheet is editable and can be slotted into any project booklet that involves CAD.
This resource has been designed to introduce real world problems and how designers can create solutions to eliminate them. The lesson teaches exploration techniques and provides grids that the students can use. This slide can be used for students from year 7 all the way through to GCSE. The slide show and worksheets can be edited to fit any context, the lesson can be teacher led but also students can work through this on their own. The lesson concludes with students writing a design brief. Insight is given into how to write a design brief.
Crossword that is aimed for KS3 students in Design and Technology. Mainly consists of tools and materials. Clues are precise and easy to understand. This activity can be used as a starter or plenary exercise to reinforce knowledge given in practical lessons. Can be projected on the board and completed collectively or printed out and used in lesson. Can also be used as part of a cover lesson.
A great first lesson or a great reminder of H+S in Design and Technology - Covers health and safety in the workshop in a fun and engaging way. Powerpoint presentation accompanied by printout worksheet - can be added to the beginning of project booklets.
Students often have different attitudes towards initial ideas lessons, i often hear students complain that they cant draw or that they know what they want to make and they don’t need to draw it. This lesson has been designed to teach KS3 and KS4 students the importance of initial ideas as well as guiding them through all of the important stages of sketching, rendering and annotating. The lesson and worksheet is generic and can be edited to suit all projects. The worksheet can also be included as part of a project booklet that you may be creating.
A slideshow and worksheet that cover the making of an MDF spinning top. A great first mini project for KS3 students. Covers technical drawing of a Hexagon, using a Tenon saw, bench hook, pillar drill, mallet and more. Tried and tested, students love having a spin off tournament afterwards - opportunity to talk about friction, energy and rotational movement.
Worksheet that allows students to design their own school uniform - includes a different worksheet for jumper uniforms and blazer uniforms. Students can design school colours, school tie and school crest/badge. Great for cover
A great challenge lesson that I use regularly with students of all ages.
The aim is to develop an understanding of structures and construction in a creative practical way. Students work as a group to build the tallest freestanding structure out of spaghetti and tape. The structure has to support the weight of the marshmallow. Students can be encouraged to take an iterative approach to building their structure by assessing the structure at intervals and building upon it.
Lesson includes a slideshow with information about the challenge and how triangulation is used in construction.
An evaluation worksheet that can be used during manufacture or at the end of the lesson as a plenary task.