I have created an A4 activity sheet for cover lessons in technology, there are 5 different problem solving task meaning that this can be used multiple times with the same group.
It is also quite versatile and can be used across different year groups.
During my training I created a few resources that would help out cover teachers and teachers themselves, as it can be used 5 times and cover staff only have to monitor behaviour.
The resource is design to get students thinking outside the box and problem solving.
It covers a lot of different topics and can be used for a range of ages.
i have a PDF file and a PPT incase you wanted to edit it a bit.
This mat has the basics of some of the mathematics requires in technology, especially for the GCSE as 10% of the paper is maths.
I think it works well with KS3 students as well to support their designing work. (1 sided)
I have done a lesson on ethical food choice a few times and i think it is a key one to do with the students, some of the images are a bit graphic but i think its important.
It has a video link to do with the students of chicken farming for KFC.
The lessons is important in enforcing chosing the right foods, free range and red tractor.
There is a starter and a plenary.
A PPT to accompany a mini design challenge, marble run with instructions and initial discussions about movement and types of energy but getting students to try and understand gravitational potential energy and how it effects moving objects.
I have a design project with design brief, specification, product analysis, and a designer link SCARED (using a designer link of your choice i have one attached, students are to used the SCARED worksheet to re-design it), finishing with the final design.
I also have attached the SCARED format worksheet to print for the students to assist.
A single design challenge based around the construction of a GEODESIC dome using sweets and cocktail sticks.
The pp goes into detail about who invented/pioneered the domes then onto instructions (including a printable PDF for students to refer to).
(starter and plenary included)
I love doing PPT’s so its time i shared them, so here are 14 different starter tasks (which could also be adapted to be plenaries) i would say for a year 7 or 8 class as they are about the basics of food and nutrition, to just embed and enforce the important topics, presented in an engaging way; anagrams, true or fasle, catagorise, fill in the gaps, spot the difference, direct questioning etc.
Some of the topics;
washing up/working together
good and bad fats
key vitamins and minerals
seasonal veg and fruit
weighing and measuring
food miles/impacts on the environment
In design and technology, we use specifications a lot, and i think that having a resource that gets the students answering questions in more depth about their product before they start the spec is of great benefit.
So there is a detailed list of questions - which then leads in ACCESSFMME - for the students to complete a table.
For support and differentiation of the task i have added a glossary of terms, that some students may struggle with and some basic sentence starters (more targeted at KS3)
I have trialed this with my year 8 students and they did amazingly well.
Engineering worksheets for Cambridge Internationals Engineering LO2.
These help student fill out relevant information from teacher talk/independent research.
It helps to consolidate information really helps with differentiation and supporting lower ability students.
Worksheets to assist in the delivery of Cambridge National Engineering Manufacture.
LO1 a lot of the theory around materials.
The worksheets have sections for students to complete with teacher talk/independent research.
Can be used to help with course work and revision for exam.
1 engineering lesson to do with students discussing how helicopters work, understanding the rotation of the blades, then making a successful one out of A4 paper and a paper clip.
Can have fun with the testing.
Starter tasks - a large range of different types see image for examples:
there are 26 tasks in total, can be adapted for plenaries as well.
fill in the gaps
what do you see
odd one out
check your spellings
how many uses
what problems do you see
They cover a lot of different RM topics focusing on metals and workshop equipment.