Introduction to DT, focusing on improving graphical communication. The students will then be given a design and make project to learn about motions and mechanisms to design a mechanical toy.
Lesson 1 Graphical Skills – Quality of line and tone
Lesson 2 Graphical Skills – Oblique and Isometric
Lesson 3 Graphical Skills – Rendering
Lesson 4 Graphical Skills – Colour and Rendering
Lesson 5 Design Project – Design Brief and Research
Lesson 6 Design ideas
Lesson 7 Developing your design ideas – Scaling up
Lesson 8 Making – Rendering
Lesson 9 Making – Input – Process – Output.
Lesson 10 Making - Understanding linkages and levers
Lesson 11 Testing and Evaluations
Lesson 12 Project Overview
The first topic we will study this term is Forces and Stresses, looking at the forces that are exerted on materials and product that we use. We will be designing and constructing structures to be able to withstand the forces we have learnt about. In our second topic we will be learning about mechanisms and mechanical devices and how they can be used to control and convert different types of motion.
Lesson 1 Understanding Forces and Stresses
Lesson 2 Reinforcing materials
Lesson 3 Structures and Strength
Lesson 4 Bridge Building – Testing and Experimentation
Lesson 5 Bridge Building 2 – Testing and Evaluations
Lesson 6 Material Properties
Lesson 7 Motions and Movement
Lesson 8 Cams and Followers
Lesson 9 Drive Mechanisms
Lesson 10 Card based making - Automata
Lesson 11 Card based making - Automata
Lesson 12 Evaluations
This term we will focus on our designing skills, looking at technique’s designers use to provide inspiration and improve the quality of their designing. Will look at nature and natural forms to help improve our products. For our second topic we will be looking at improving problem solving skills.
Lesson 1 Product Comparisons
Lesson 2 Natural Structures
Lesson 3 Geometric Shapes in Nature
Lesson 4 Organic Architecture
Lesson 5 Constructing Natural forms
Lesson 6 Presentation of concepts (Project Overview)
Lesson 7 Identifying a user Need
Lesson 8 Specification Development
Lesson 9 Designing for a disability
Lesson 10 Personalised Design
Lesson 11 Critical Evaluation
Lesson 12 Project Overview
This term we will be looking at improving our designing and modelling skills to create ergonomic furniture. We will be taking inspiration from designers and design movements and we will be using our ergonomes to create accurate scaled models. This term’s theory topic we are studying at Energy, Materials, Systems and Devices.
Lesson 1 Design and make Project Lesson 1 – Research into existing products
Lesson 2 Energy Generation
Lesson 3 Design and make Project Lesson 2 – Research into Design Movements
Lesson 4 Energy Store
Lesson 5 Design and make Project Lesson 3 – Good/Bad ergonomics
Lesson 6 Modern Materials
Lesson 7 Design and make Project Lesson 4 – Writing a Design Specification
Lesson 8 Smart Materials
Lesson 9 Design and make Project Lesson 5 – Designing
Lesson 10 Composite Materials
Lesson 11 Design and make Project Lesson 6 – Design Development
Lesson 12 Theory assessment
This Term we will continue with the NEA, working up to the end of section D. Alongside this we are revisiting the topic of New and Emerging Technologies and Timber based materials.
Lesson 1 Industry and Enterprise NEA SECTION D
Lesson 2 Sustainability and the environment
Lesson 3 People, Culture and Society.
Lesson 4 Production Techniques
Lesson 5 Informing Design Decisions
Lesson 6 Unit Assessment
Lesson 7 NEA Check and Recap
Lesson 8 Sources, Origins and Properties of timber.
Lesson 9 Working with timber
Lesson 10 Commercial Manufacture
Lesson 11 Unit Assessment
Lesson 12 NEA Check and Recap