Elementary School design, engineering and technology lesson plans and activities

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Peer Assessment, final product or model

Peer Assessment, final product or model

Description: This is a simple peer assessment task that allows KS3 pupils to assess a peer's final product or model that they have produced. It prompts them to identify something that has been done well, whilst also highlighting an area to target for improvement. Objective: Encourage pupils to create a balanced, critical view when evaluating a product. By promoting the evaluation of someone else's work, they are able to look at the product objectively without bias, particularly if the product they evalaute is not that of the person they sit next to. Assessment: It can be used to inform AoL and formally documented by a teacher, or used more readily in session by a teacher who can then recall common targets for improvement, discussing with Q&A how these could be achieved. Prior Knowledge: The criteria of the project, which will have been set by the classroom teacher or discussed in the form of a specification possibly. Expectations: Pupils should begin to create a balanced, structured argument about products in general. They should use their K&U along with their experiences to identify and set appropriate targets for themselves and their peers. Hints: These can be folded, hole punched and, with some string, tied to the product. To save on labour, the kids can do this, and it creates a simple kinaesthetic element to the evaluation. Another way to do this is to print them, cut them out and glue them together. Laminate them and the pupils can then complete them with water-based markers, which can easily be wiped off. This is more time-consuming, but saves time in the lesson and saves materials in the long run

By InformingEducation

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Sock Monkey Soft Toy - Full lesson by lesson scheme of work & lesson powerpoint

Sock Monkey Soft Toy - Full lesson by lesson scheme of work & lesson powerpoint

Sock Monkey Soft Toy - Full lesson by lesson scheme of work & lesson powerpointkey stage 3 project The project transforms recycled socks into sock creature - Sockies! A very cost effective yet rewarding project. The project has been thoroughly enjoyed by my year 8 pupils, each teaching rotation generating completely different and innovative ideas. The project has no boundaries and can be easily adapted to suit. I have attached a comprehensive scheme of work with lesson by lesson objectives and lesson plans, supported by an interactive PPT Have fun

By merk90

Multimedia Starter Pack

Multimedia Starter Pack

A collection of work units and resources for Industrial Technology - Multimedia Technologies. (NSW BOSTES HSC Course) This bundle contains enough resources to take your students through most of the Preliminary year of this course.

By kellyocs

Break-Even Analysis Handbook + Presentation

Break-Even Analysis Handbook + Presentation

This is a handbook that I have produced includes the basic background information on break-even analysis and some exciting tasks for learner's to engage in and complete. Attached with it is a presentation that accompanies it. This should be enough material to cover 2 lessons. Ideal for GCSE students. Enjoy!

By gohar_khan

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Lever Theory Worksheet KS3

Lever Theory Worksheet KS3

Two simple documents that can be printed from the PDF files and photocopied so that they can be combined to a single, double-sided WS. It uses several simple tasks that can be used to reinforce the understanding of levers and their everyday application.

By InformingEducation

FOOD SCIENCE - Raising agents investigation - Carbon Dioxide

FOOD SCIENCE - Raising agents investigation - Carbon Dioxide

I have used this with Year 9 students (1 hour lesson) and it has proved a gentle introduction to exploring food science and to writing up a science experiment.The PPT leads you through the investigation and there is an animated clip linked which shows the students the theory behind a cake being made. Helps support their understanding of the processes occurring.Uses minimal equipment and is suitable for teacher led or student led approach (I did it as a class demonstration).Practical lesson follow up opportunities where pupils research food products which rise using carbon dioxide as a raising agent.

By gmilesy

Ohm's Law - activity worksheet

Ohm's Law - activity worksheet

Recording V and I across a resistor, and determine the relationship between V, R and I. Probably best after introductory circuitry. Always use as part of a well prepared complete lesson. Please leave feedback!

By dcamero3

My Own Art Gallery

My Own Art Gallery

Use this ppt to inspire Art & Design students to pursue an art-related career as well as enable them to create their own gallery.Featuring:-Assessment Criteria for task-Key Vocabulary-List of Art-related careers-Link to a video clip on 'What Does a Curator do'Student mission: To select famous works of art to make a collection and curate an exhibition in my own imaginary art gallery. -To present my gallery in a unique way on a page in my sketchbook-To give my gallery a name and use an interesting lettering style to draw the title on my page-To use the resources provided as well as researching at home to collect images of art to display in my gallery- To include the title of each artwork and the artists name

By thejennii

SCAMPER Wall Posters

SCAMPER Wall Posters

In collaboration with my ACCESS FM Wall Posters, I created a set of SCAMPER Wall Posters in order to assist my pupils with understanding the design process.It can be difficult for some pupils to unlock their creative imagination when it comes to developing a new product. Some will say they can't do it because it is too hard to think, and the challenge can shut them down.SCAMPER is a brainstorming technique that can help your pupils come up with a new idea, purpose, process, people, roles, positions, products, and much more.

By MrMERoberts

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Photoshop Essential Bundle

Photoshop Essential Bundle

8 complete lessons covering the Photoshop Essentials. Covering Selection and compositing these lessons are fun and simple with great results. The handouts for these lessons are learner focused with explanatory notes for each phase. Each session comes with lesson plan and source materials.

By ibrahimwild99

Chinese New Year Clip Art Set Commercial and Personal Use

Chinese New Year Clip Art Set Commercial and Personal Use

Chinese New Year clipart set which contains more than 45 images. These are png files and are 300 dpi. Blacklines are included for each. The set includes the following:• Chinese Fan• Boy• Girl• China• Lanterns (3 unique styles)• Coins• Ingot• Gift Envelopes• Scroll (w/Happy New Year message)• Chopsticks• Orange• Fireworks• Firecrackers• Chinese knot• Chinese words: Hope, Happiness, Good luck, Blessings• Lotus flower (b/w)Terms of Use: You may use these for personal and educational commercial use, but needs to be flattened as part of your background to protect the images when you are selling your educational product. Coloring pages are fine but with educational content. Ie: color by number etc.

By TEACHERSAVERS

8 page editable project booklet

8 page editable project booklet

A fully editable and photocopy ready, 8 page booklet pro-former primarily for Design and Technology projects but could easily be used for other areas of the curriculum. It comes with some page guidelines, text boxes, space for front cover photograph, school or department logo and information text boxes. Designed to be used and edited as you wish.

By MrFied

A Level Computer Science Revision Bundle

A Level Computer Science Revision Bundle

2 worksheets + 1 starter activity sheet with a wide range of topics to revise. Descriptions, Matching exercises, multiple choice.Topics:Big O NotationSearching AlgorithmsData TypesDatabasesCompression (Lossy v Lossless)Acronym ChallengeCPU+ a nice starter activity using keywords.

By moggga

Year 7 and 8 - Moral, social and cultural issues in Design Technology

Year 7 and 8 - Moral, social and cultural issues in Design Technology

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.

By michaeloyebode

Year 7 and 8 - Sustainability of materials

Year 7 and 8 - Sustainability of materials

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.

By michaeloyebode

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AQA  2017 2018 Graphics 45502 & Resistant Materials 45602 Design & Make help/teaching resource

AQA 2017 2018 Graphics 45502 & Resistant Materials 45602 Design & Make help/teaching resource

This is a 136 page PowerPoint that can be used to guide the Design & Make task for the old specification which will be in its final year next academic year (2017-18).You could also quite easily adapt it for the new AQA Design & Technolgy specification: Non Exam Asssessment.This can be used for Resistant Materials, Graphics and even Electronic Products.This is fantastic resource that shows lots of different ways to approach the work or can be adapted to your own style.

By tm221uk

Flip Flop Free Zone poster

Flip Flop Free Zone poster

This is a generic poster suitable for any location where flip flops should not be warn for either health and safety reasons such as workshops in Design and Technology faculties, factory buildings or for just maintaining standards of uniform and general dress code. It can be printed and laminated for long term use.

By MrFied

Contrasting shades - Optical illusion

Contrasting shades - Optical illusion

A really effective demonstration of how contrasting colours can help to make objects stand out from backgrounds and other colours. Could be used to help explain the importance of thick and thin line techniques in Design and Technology or in Art or simply as an optical illusion. The slide show simply starts off with the two circles positioned on either side of the screen, one on the dark shade and the other on the light. The circles have been timed to move next to each other demonstrating they are actually the same colour. The children I have shown this to can't actually believe they are the same colour, they are convinced the slide show changes the colour of the circles as they move....it is that effective.

By MrFied

An introduction to structures

An introduction to structures

This is a perfect small project for Design and Technology in KS1 and KS2. It introduces the topic of Structures. The project will give the children the opportunity to follow instructions to make and test a paper aeroplane (our best dart designs fly up to around 10m) and some simple beams to show how the properties of paper can change with some simple folds. Use whatever you have as the weight, I borrowed 1kg weights from Science; a flat piece of card took 300g but as soon as I corrugated it, it took over 4kg! The children got very excited.If the children are really keen and enjoy the project, you could always extend it to make bridges and towers from either art straws, spaghetti or rolled up or folded paper.

By MrFied

4 page editable project booklet

4 page editable project booklet

A fully editable and photocopy ready, 4 page booklet pro-former primarily for Design and Technology projects but could easily be used for other areas of the curriculum. It comes with some page guidelines, text boxes, space for front cover photograph, school or department logo and information text boxes. Designed to be used and edited as you wish.

By MrFied

Evaluation writing frame.

Evaluation writing frame.

swap words in and out as needed for a varitey of projects. The smiles are ideal for pupils to express how proud they are of there product, particuarly if this form of emotional expression is difficult for them to understand.

By emma_louisebarton

GCSE Computing OCR spec bundle

GCSE Computing OCR spec bundle

5 x revision worksheets + 1 Starter activity sheetLogic GatesTechnical Terminology (Wide range of topic areas)SoftwareNetworksDatabases

By moggga