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Mr B's Resources

I have over 5 years designing in industry before I started teaching. I make sure all of my resources are engaging with high quality images, all of the resources are tested with pupils in my own classroom before being uploaded. I hope you find them useful when teaching your own classes.

I have over 5 years designing in industry before I started teaching. I make sure all of my resources are engaging with high quality images, all of the resources are tested with pupils in my own classroom before being uploaded. I hope you find them useful when teaching your own classes.
Design Movements Bundle

Design Movements Bundle

Three resources designed to help pupils understand design movements and how they inspire and influence modern product design.
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Textiles Bundle

Textiles Bundle

Five resources for teaching textiles. I have included resources that focus on the equipment and theory that pupils will need to know up to GCSE level.
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Plastics Bundle

Plastics Bundle

I use these resources to teach the topic of plastics to my pupils up to GCSE level.
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Factory Layout Activity

Factory Layout Activity

Helps pupils to understand the process of commercial production in a more engaging way. A different take on this popular exam question the activity includes a factory and a range of different rooms and areas which pupils can cut out and stick down with room to add their own justification as to why they have placed them in that location.
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Biology - Giraffe Speciation/Evolution Infographic

Biology - Giraffe Speciation/Evolution Infographic

This is an A3 size infographic representing the latest research regarding Giraffe taxonomy. It can be used to provide an interesting discussion point for the question of what constitutes a species and is useful as a modern example of speciation. It also effectively demonstrates the fluidity of taxonomy over time especially when DNA evidence is considered. Each species/subspecies is represented by a high quality natural history illustration. Pupils can compare the coat patterns of all the giraffes and see their approximate distribution on a colour coded map of Africa.
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Vacuum Forming - Ordering Activity

Vacuum Forming - Ordering Activity

I use this resource to help pupils remember the stages when operating the vacuum former. It is especially useful as an activity for pupils to complete once they have had a turn operating the machine. Each stage of the process is illustrated and jumbled up for pupils to sort into the correct order. This pack contains A4 and A3 versions of the activity both with and without labels. I have also included a worksheet that demonstrates the correct order.
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Materials Revision Hexagons

Materials Revision Hexagons

I use this revision tool to help my GCSE students to recap their materials knowledge. It consists of tessellating hexagons which pupils can cut out and stick to the corresponding topic. Topics covered: Polymers Metals Timbers
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Plastic Moulding Revision Sheets

Plastic Moulding Revision Sheets

Three research sheets to demonstrate each of the following thermoplastic moulding processes. Extrusion Injection Moulding Blow Moulding Each sheet contains a cross section of the machine along with an introduction and step by step guide to the process. Key parts are highlighted in the description to help pupils when labelling the diagram. These sheets are in word format and editable.
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Making pewter casting moulds.

Making pewter casting moulds.

I use this resource to help my pupils create pewter casting moulds that work well. The worksheet consists of explanations of how to make moulds along with examples that do and don't work.
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Textiles - Drawstring Bag

Textiles - Drawstring Bag

This worksheet includes a full set of instructions for creating a drawstring bag. Each step includes an illustration and the correct measurements.
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Macbeth - Theme Flashcards

Macbeth - Theme Flashcards

A set of four flashcards representing the main themes covered in the play. Each has a visually engaging image which fits with my other resources on this topic. The flashcards are in Word format and provided with and without an accompanying title. These are useful as prompts for revision and group work. Themes Covered: Supernatural - Witches Reality - Banquo Ghost Guilt - Lady Macbeth Ambition - Macbeth and Lady Macbeth reaching for the crown.
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Plastic Flashcards

Plastic Flashcards

I use this resource to teach plastics to my year 11 pupils. It features six flashcards on a variety of different polymers: HIPS Acrylic Polypropylene Urea Formaldehyde Melamine Formaldehyde GRP Plastic Each includes an illustration with examples, the category of plastic it belongs to along with a short description.
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Woodwork Skills - Marking Out

Woodwork Skills - Marking Out

This resource is a set of two instruction sheets which show pupils how to mark out the bottom hull part of a simple boat toy. Instructions are provided both as text and diagrams. I use this resource as a test of pupils measuring skills and to assess accuracy, pupils can then customise the toy by creating their own design for the top decks of the boat.
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Macbeth - Character Posters

Macbeth - Character Posters

This is a set of all of the characters that I have made for my Macbeth resources at the largest size I have. Each is slightly smaller that A3 size and can be used to decorate the classroom or have quotes/notes written onto them. I have included: Witches Macbeth Lady Macbeth Guilty Lady Macbeth Banquo Macduff
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Timber Flashcards

Timber Flashcards

I use this resource when teaching timbers to my year 11's. It features six flashcards on a range of different timbers which are essential for Product Design: Pine Spruce Mahogany Oak Plywood Hardboard
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Textiles - Silk Production

Textiles - Silk Production

This is a resource to help pupils remember how silk is produced. The sheet consists of a large picture of a silkworm with the key facts about silk production written on the wings.
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Textiles Bundle

Textiles Bundle

Five resources for teaching textiles. I have included resources that focus on the equipment and theory that pupils will need to know up to GCSE level.
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Macbeth - Character Analysis Worksheets

Macbeth - Character Analysis Worksheets

This resource is useful when teaching Macbeth to GCSE English Language students. Each of the characters is presented in a visually engaging way, I have included worksheets for all the main characters which pupils can use to identify their role in the play and qualities. All of the worksheets are created in Microsoft Word and are fully editable. Characters included: Macbeth Lady Macbeth Macduff Banquo The Witches
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Timbers Bundle

Timbers Bundle

A collection of resources for teaching pupils about timbers.
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Macbeth Resources

Macbeth Resources

A range of visually engaging resources to help with the teaching of Macbeth.
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Scales of Production - Mass Production Practical Activity

Scales of Production - Mass Production Practical Activity

I use this resource to teach the benefits of mass production in a practical way. Its a fun and engaging way of teaching this topic. Pupils can create hundreds of different car designs using this resource and use the process to compare working as part of a team with trying to complete a task as an individual. Included in this resource are: 1x PowerPoint presentation that pupils can use to create a car. 1x 'Customer' Order forms. 1x Blank order form (so you can create your own and expand the task). 1x Puzzle worksheet showing all of the car parts. The task is based around fulfilling orders from customers. I split the class up into two groups. One takes charge of mass production - this group assigns roles and uses the PowerPoint as a team on the interactive whiteboard to create the final car for the customer. Pupils in the second group work independently using the puzzle worksheet to circle all of the parts required to fulfil the customers order. I often time the task and turn it into a race to see who can finish the order fastest or I add in multiple orders from different clients. In any case pupils find that creating cars that match the customers orders is much quicker and easier when using an organised mass production system where each pupil has assigned roles.
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Annotating Design Ideas

Annotating Design Ideas

I use this worksheet to help pupils at all levels to annotate design ideas. It covers the following important points when explaining a design: Aesthetic Client Ergonomics Sustainability Manufacture Each is posed as a question with three blooms inspired sentence starters to build a progressively more detailed annotation. This resource also visually fits with my resources on generating design criteria.
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Architecture Poster

Architecture Poster

This is a poster featuring four famous architectural designs that typify their respective design movements. Featuring Art Deco, Bauhaus, De Stilj and Art Deco.
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What sticks to what?

What sticks to what?

A table which demonstrates to pupils which kinds of materials will stick to others and the kind of glue that they need to use.
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