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Quality Professional Teaching & Learning resources dedicated to Design Technology and Engineering.
Market Pull and Technology Push
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Market Pull and Technology Push

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Learning objective: 1) Students to investigate the terms market pull and technology push. 2) Students to evaluate how market pull and technology pull influences the development of products.
Joining Methods (Industrial and commercial processes)
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Joining Methods (Industrial and commercial processes)

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Learning Objectives: 1) Students to be able to differentiate various temporary and permanent joining methods. 2) Students to be able to analyse how and when to use different types of joining joints and the preparations involved. 3) Students to be distinguish types of joining joints their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.
COSHH - Health and Safety
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COSHH - Health and Safety

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Learning Objectives: 1) Students to investigate the need for health and safety. 2) Students to apply the knowledge of COSHH to handle, use and store a variety of hazardous substances.
Composites, Smart and Modern Materials
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Composites, Smart and Modern Materials

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Students to investigate the characteristics and uses of different types of composite materials. Students to identify a number of smart materials, and evaluate their reactive capability and uses. Students to investigate nanotechnology, nano-materials, their properties and their uses.
Introduction to Biomimicry
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Introduction to Biomimicry

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Learning Objectives: To investigate ‘Biomimicry’ in relation to the design of products. To analyse how the shape and design of nature is implemented into the design of products. To create a design of a furniture (table or chair) based on ‘Biomimicry’.
Year 7 and 8 - Sustainability of materials
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Year 7 and 8 - Sustainability of materials

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Learning objective: 1) Students to investigate the source of a range of materials, how they are processed for use and how they can be reused, recycled or disposed of. 2) Students to evaluate the environmental consequences of the use of these materials.
Moral, social and cultural issues in Design Technology
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Moral, social and cultural issues in Design Technology

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Students to evaluate how built-in obsolescence in new products has led for a ‘throwaway’ culture. Students to investigate offshore manufacture of mass-produced products in developing countries by multinational companies. Students to investigate how tolerance of different cultures to avoid offence influences the designing and manufacturing of products. Resources include full detailed lesson, with videos and engaging activities.
Materials Selection Lessons
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Materials Selection Lessons

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Presentation 1 - To demonstrate an understanding of the factors influencing the choice of material in a design Presentation 2 - To evaluate the properties of materials and how it influences material selection
The Impact of Modern Technologies
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The Impact of Modern Technologies

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Detailed Lesson Resource on the Impact of Modern Technologies in Society. Innovative use of group activities to create engagement and progress in learning the topic. Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the impact of modern technologies. To compare the advantages and disadvantages that the use of modern technology has brought to society. To analyse how modern technologies has impacted environmental issues and sustainability. To create an A3 poster in groups and deliver a short presentation in front of other groups.
How do designers gather inspiration? Biomimicry
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How do designers gather inspiration? Biomimicry

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1) To investigate ‘Biomimicry’ in relation to designers gathering inspiration. 2) To analyse how the shape and design of nature is implemented into the design of products. 3)To create a design of a furniture (table or chair) based on ‘Biomimicry’.
Engineering - An Introduction
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Engineering - An Introduction

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An Introduction lesson to inspire learners to take up an engineering subject. Includes detailed lesson plan. Aims and Objectives: Students to investigate the meaning of the word engineering. Students to analyse the different job types within engineering. Students to evaluate an area of engineering – turbine/energy engineering in the form of a mini project.
The 6 Rs of Sustainabilty
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The 6 Rs of Sustainabilty

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Students are investigating the different aspects of Sustainability within Product Design. These will be done by paired, group, and individual work. This is a mixed ability class and will be working mixed ability groups.
Packaging Bundle
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Packaging Bundle

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Five lesson bundle on Packaging: 1) An Introduction to Packaging Graphics 2) Industrial Manufacture of Packaging 3) Packaging and materials: The Functions of Packaging 4) Product Marketing - The Power of Branding 5) Making Products Safe (Packaging)
GCSE REVISION: Plastics Manufacture, Metal Lathe Work and Tool Recognition
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GCSE REVISION: Plastics Manufacture, Metal Lathe Work and Tool Recognition

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The Big Picture: Students to investigate Plastics Manufacture including bottle manufacture, blow moulding, and vacuum forming using the focus educational software on plastics. Students to investigate Plastic memory using the strip heater in the form of a toothbrush holder mini project. Students to investigate Lathe work in particular the metal turning lathe Students to create a Tool Recognition Presentation (3-6 slides)