Product Design Mid KS3 Y8 Mainly Designing - Analyse that

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D&T Key Resources
Product Design Mid KS3 –
Mainly Designing
Analyse that – 2
hours
First published 2015; updated 2016

Analysis of famous or household products to help learn about products and inspire for own design work. Students consider a number of products and use the analysis to help them develop their own design specification for a new product.

Key Learning:

  • Learn how to analyse products
  • How existing product can be a rich source of information

Skills

  • Develop designs based around the product as inspiration and new specification
  • Use of drawing rendering and modelling to communicate designs

NC 2014 Learning objectives

  • DA1 Develop detailed design specifications to guide their thinking
  • DB5 Use specifications to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing
  • products that respond to needs in a variety of situations
  • DB6 Combine ideas from a variety of sources
  • DB9 Develop and communicate design ideas using annotated sketches
  • EA2 Actively involve others in the testing of their products

Free resource also available:  Learning Planner and Assessing Without Levels - Teachers' Guide 

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, Food and Systems and Control.

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 learnt. Furthermore assessment opportunities have been 'designed in' where teachers can assess whether students have learnt 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
  • 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.

Curriculum Credits cannot be used to purchase this item.

 

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