Food late KS3 Y9 Technology in Society - Hydroponics

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D&T Key Resources
Food Late KS3 –
Technology in Society
Hydroponics – working water – 1
hour
First published 2015; updated 2016

Investigating alternative food production methods to ensure food production. Students investigate and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using hydroponics systems to grow plant-based foods.

Key Learning:

  • Understanding the term hydroponics
  • Explore the methods used and key terms
  • Be aware of the applications throughout the world
  • Knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of producing food using hydroponic techniques

NC 2014 Learning objectives

  • EB7 Evaluate new and emerging technologies
  • TK16 Use learning from science to help design and make products that work
  • CNA3 That food is produced, processed and sold in different ways, e.g. conventional and organic farming and fair trade

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D&T Key Resources

These Design and Technology Key Resources form part of a KS3 plan for D&T learning and a project bank from which you can choose to populate your school’s learning plan. Other resources in the plan cover curriculum areas of Textiles, Systems and Control and Product Design.

These resources have been developed to help teachers who are looking to move their schemes of work from craft-based focused projects, where the craft outcome is the critical factor, towards planning D&T learning units that focus on students’ learning in design and technology.

The resources are designed to enable you to either use the full KS3 learning programme or to plan your own using these available units from the bank. You can use these units with others from the ever growing bank available on the D&T Association website or you can design your own to fit your school’s requirements.

Each learning unit has been designed by starting with selected learning objectives from the 2014 National Curriculum. From here the units have been developed with tasks, activities and experiences which provide opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate what they have learned. Furthermore assessment opportunities have been 'designed in' where teachers can assess whether students have learned what the unit has set out to teach them. To make them easier to reference in medium and short term plans they have been coded DB1, MA2, MB7 etc. A full reference table of coded learning objectives is included in this pack.

Across all material components of D&T resources have been developed for Early, Mid, and Late Key Stage 3 and are of varying lengths, each with a different theme and approaching the activities from a different learning focus:

  • Mainly Designing               two to five hours
  • Mainly Making                    three to four hours
  • Design and Make              six to eight hours
  • Technology in Society       two hours

 

Content

Each resource pack comprises:

  • Unit of work
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Self assessment worksheets
  • Homework sheets
  • Support resources

Units can be purchased as individual items or as sets across early, mid or late KS3, or as a full set covering the whole of KS3.

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