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ACCESS FM Laser Cut Puzzle - Product Analysis/ Design Specification Tool
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ACCESS FM Laser Cut Puzzle - Product Analysis/ Design Specification Tool

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This activity could be used to support the learning and use of ACCESS FM in a variety of DT/engineering courses. It could be used as a starter or product evaluation/ product specification tool, pupils have to match up the ACCESS FM letters with questions that could be used to explain each point. Document is available in Illustrator and pdf formats and has been set to 600x400mm a common laser ply/mdf/acrylic size This can be easily modified or copy and pasted to alternative software such as 2D design. The document is preset assuming that the laser will etch red and cut black lines but again this can be easily changed to suit your laser cutter. If you would like to purchase a pre-laser cut version of this please visit my ebay shop: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pxaengi_58
PEEL in Engineering - Flash Cards for producing a PEEL Paragraph - Extended Writing Tool
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PEEL in Engineering - Flash Cards for producing a PEEL Paragraph - Extended Writing Tool

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With literacy and extended written the focus across the wider curriculum, this simple activity card will help pupils to produce a well written paragraph in a typically practical based subject where pupils may not expect to be producing written work. A PEEL paragraph (Point, Evidence, Explain, Link) is a technique used by English departments to help pupils produce a well written paragraph. A PEEL paragraph a simple technique which could be useful to support lower abilities or younger years. Other techniques such as PEAS & PETER may help support older pupils. This download includes Adobe Illustrator and PDF files which are ready to print and use or they can be easily edited. Printed & laminated versions are available from my Ebay shop!
Edward de Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats Pyramid
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Edward de Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats Pyramid

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This useful thinking hats pyramid can be used for a variety of technology based subjects including Design Technology & Engineering. Is is useful at all Key Stages. These nets can assembled by pupils or before hand by teachers and used as a reminder of the six thinking hats This can be useful when analysing existing products and design ideas. A colourful 3D display that can be placed on a desk or work bench, to remind pupils of six thinking hats and how they can be used as part of the design process. This pack also includes larger templates which can be glued together to make an even bigger display. There are two file types available and can be easily edited to ensure that it is suitable for your subject/specification.
Six R's of Sustainability Pyramid
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Six R's of Sustainability Pyramid

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This useful six R’s of sustainability pyramid can be used for a variety of technology based subjects including Design Technology & Engineering. Is is useful at all Key Stages. These nets can assembled by pupils or before hand by teachers and used as a reminder of the six R’s. This can be useful when analysing existing products and looking at the environmental impact of processes and materials. A colourful 3D display that can be placed on a desk or work bench, to remind pupils of six R’s of sustainability. This pack also includes larger templates which can be glued together to make an even bigger display. There are two file types available and can be easily edited to ensure that it is suitable for your subject/specification.
SCAMPER Matching Starter - Creative Idea Generation Tool
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SCAMPER Matching Starter - Creative Idea Generation Tool

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A simple starter which matches the seven SCAMPER terms to key questions. SCAMPER is technique that can be used to help stem creative idea generation and could also be used as a product analysis tool. This could be easily adapted for use with any DT/Engineering KS4/KS5 course. If you would like to purchase a ready made version of this activity please visit my ebay shop! https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pxaengi_58
WJEC Vocational Award in Engineering Unit 2: Producing Engineering Products Student Workbook
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WJEC Vocational Award in Engineering Unit 2: Producing Engineering Products Student Workbook

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This work booklet allow pupils to evidence practical work for unit two of the WJEC Vocational Award in Engineering. This has been adapted from the exemplar material provided on the WJEC website. Unit Two requires pupils to produce an engineering product (such as a lamp) from drawings produced by the centre. If you have access to computers the template can be easily edited in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat or Powerpoint. If you don’t have computers you can always edit and then print in A3. Centres should adapt this booklet to suit their own assignments.
SCAMPER Kagan Quiz Quiz Trade Activity - Creative Idea Generation Tool
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SCAMPER Kagan Quiz Quiz Trade Activity - Creative Idea Generation Tool

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This activity could be used to support creative idea generation tasks or a start helping pupils to learn about SCAMPER. All you need to do is cut out the front and back of the cards, stick them together and laminate! SCAMPER is technique that can be used to help stem creative idea generation and could also be used as a product analysis tool. This could be easily adapted for use with any DT/Engineering KS4/KS5 course. Kagan structures are a novel way of improving engagement in the classroom, rules of the activity are included in the resource. Quiz Quiz Trade Rules: Each pupil receives one card. The card has a question and an answer on it. Teacher says ‘stand up, hand up, pair up’ With card in hand pupil stands up finds another pupil and the pair high five! They then put hands down so other pupils can find a pair. Partner A asks Partner B the question. If Partner B answers correct Partner A praises them If they answer incorrectly, Partner A teaches them the answer. Partner B then asks their question to Partner A. Once complete they thank each other, swap cards and then move on to find a new partner. Alternatively pupils could use the cards to ask themselves or other about a given product. If you would like a pre-printed and laminated version of this resource, visit my ebay shop! https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pxaengi_58
PESTLE Analysis Revision Clock - Product Market Analysis Tool
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PESTLE Analysis Revision Clock - Product Market Analysis Tool

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A revision clock is a innovative method of getting pupils to split their time up in a lesson or at home when revising and to break larger topics down into manageable chunks. Pupils have a limited time to write down facts about a given topic. In this case the hour is split into the four sections of PESTLE. Pupils would start at Political and would have 10 minutes to fill that section before moving on. The total time can of course be adapted to suit a shorter or longer lesson. This resource can be used to revise PESTLE or can be used to perform a quick yet effective product market analysis. Use this tool to help ensure you have a quick paced lesson. PESTLE is useful product market analysis tool can be used for a variety of technology based subjects including Design Technology & Engineering. Is is useful at all Key Stages. There are two file types available and can be easily edited to ensure that it is suitable for your subject/specification.
Mechanical Properties - Matching Starter Activity
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Mechanical Properties - Matching Starter Activity

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A simple starter activity which involves pupils matching each material property to the correct definition. Definitions are suitable for a range of specifications and can be easily adapted to include exact properties required for any specification.
Mechanical Properties - Ludo Revision Activity
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Mechanical Properties - Ludo Revision Activity

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Based on the classic board game Ludo players must roll the die and move around the board making their way from their yard to the center. When players land on a square they must answer the question! A fun and novel way of revision mechanical properties! The download includes two file formats that can be easily adapted to include different properties or questions.
SMSC Revision Clock
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SMSC Revision Clock

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A revision clock is a innovative method of getting pupils to split their time up in a lesson or at home when revising and to break larger topics down into manageable chunks. Pupils have a limited time to write down facts about a given topic. This revision clock has been adapted to allow pupils thinking time to construct an extended writing paragraph. In this case the time limit will probably be less than an hour, say eight minutes. The eight minutes are split into the four sections: Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural. Pupils would two minutes to write notes for each section. This resource can be used to revise SMSC issues or can be used to perform a quick yet effective product analysis. Use this tool to help ensure you have a quick paced lesson. SMSC is useful product analysis tool can be used for a variety of technology based subjects including Design Technology & Engineering. Is is useful at all Key Stages. There are two file types available and can be easily edited to ensure that it is suitable for your subject/specification.
ACCESS FM Product Analysis Tool Pyramid
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ACCESS FM Product Analysis Tool Pyramid

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This useful product analysis tool can be used for a variety of technology based subjects including Design Technology & Engineering. Is is useful at all Key Stages. These nets can assembled by pupils or before hand by teachers and used as a reminder of the ACCESS FM Product Analysis tool. This can be useful when writing specifications of analysing existing products. A colourful 3D display that can be placed on a desk or work bench, to remind pupils of ACCESS FM. This pack also includes larger templates which can be glued together to make an even bigger display. There are two file types available and can be easily edited to ensure that it is suitable for your subject/specification.
Engineering Sector Matching Starter Activity
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Engineering Sector Matching Starter Activity

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Pupils have to match the different picture cards representing engineering sectors to the corresponding name card. This resource was originally designed for the old KS4 BTEC Engineering Award Unit One exam, but has been improved to include a large range of different sectors. This could be used to promote different roles in engineering. Due to the huge files sizes this resource could not be uploaded directly to the TES website, however the word doc contains links to google drive, where the files can be downloaded.
ACCESS FM Matching Starter - Product Analysis & Design Specification Tool
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ACCESS FM Matching Starter - Product Analysis & Design Specification Tool

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A simple starter which matches the eight ACCESS FM terms to key questions. The starter could also be used as a product analysis tool and can be used to develop a Product Design specification. This resource is suitable for a range of Design Technology & Engineering courses. Files included are in Adobe illustrator and PDF formats so can be easily adpated and edited. if you would like preprinted and laminated copies of this resource visit my ebay shop! https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/pxaengi_58
KS5 AQA Design & Mechatronic Engineering Tech Level Unit 1 Materials, Science & Technology Mocks (6)
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KS5 AQA Design & Mechatronic Engineering Tech Level Unit 1 Materials, Science & Technology Mocks (6)

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This is a set of six mock exams and mark schemes that are designed to test pupils knowledge after the teaching of each Performance Outcome for Unit One. For example Mock 1 covers only PO1 but Mock 5 Covers PO1-PO5. Mock 6 also covers all five POs. The mocks have been built on past papers and mark allocations from AQA. The majority of the questions are different to the past papers available form AQA. They could be used as end of topic assessments, end of term assessment or as a resource for exam style questions. They have been designed to look professional and as similar to the real exam as possible to get pupils used to seeing the exam. The documents were created on Word for Mac so the format may need tweaking if opened on a PC, however the PDF files are also available. These mocks & mark schemes will save you hours of planning!
Edward De Bono's Six Thinking Hats Revision Clock - Product Analysis Tool
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Edward De Bono's Six Thinking Hats Revision Clock - Product Analysis Tool

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A revision clock is a innovative method of getting pupils to split their time up in a lesson or at home when revising and to break larger topics down into manageable chunks. Pupils have a limited time to write down facts about a given topic. In this case the hour is split into the six thinking hats. Pupils would start at the first hat and would have 10 minutes to fill that section before moving on. This resource can be used to revise the six thinking hats or can be used to perform a quick yet effective product analysis. Use this tool to help ensure you have a quick paced lesson. The Thinking Hats are a useful product analysis tool can be used for a variety of technology based subjects including Design Technology & Engineering. Is is useful at all Key Stages. There are two file types available and can be easily edited to ensure that it is suitable for your subject/specification. More digital & printed resources available at pxaengineering.shop
Thermoplastic Materials Acronyms
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Thermoplastic Materials Acronyms

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A resource used a ‘sorter’ starter activity for a range of different engineering courses at both level three and level two. (Unit 5 Engineering Materials BTEC Level Two, Unit 3 WJEC Engineering, Unit 1 Materials, Science & Technology AQA Design Engineering Tech-Level etc). Pupils have to use the cards to create the acronyms of common thermoplastics, this can be easily extended by asking them to think of the full name of each plastic. Can be easily adapted to to ensure all thermoplastics in your specification are covered.