Adapting QCA Units

From the Nuffield Foundation, the resources in this collection include reports and case studies that look at how the QCA scheme of work units can be developed and integrated with other curriculum areas. The reports describe projects run in primary schools and will give teachers of primary design and technology ideas for how current curriculum topics can be delivered.

The design and technology areas covered include:
* Packaging
* Controllable electric vehicles
* Healthy eating
* Simple winding mechanisms

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Unit 3A Packaging

From the Nuffield foundation this resource looks at packaging, its design and uses. Developed from the QCA scheme of work, children design and make packaging for a light bulb. During the activity, children: * Look at different types of light bulb packaging. * Consider the need for packaging. * Look at the...
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2000 - 2009

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Unit 6D Controllable Vehicles

From the Nuffield foundation this resource looks at control systems, their design and uses. Developed from the QCA scheme of work, children design and make a control system for an electric vehicle. In the activity, children are challenged to produce a vehicle, powered by an electric motor, that can go in forward...
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2000 - 2009

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Unit 1C Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

From the Nuffield foundation this resource, developed from the QCA scheme of work, describes an activity in which children considered the foods they liked and then go on to design and produce a salad containing their favourite fruits. During the activity, the children: * Kept a diary of how much fruit and...
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2000 - 2009

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Unit 2C Winding Up

From the Nuffield foundation this resource looks at winding mechanisms, their design and uses. Developed from the QCA scheme of work, this report describes an activity in which children designed and made card cylinder winders that could wind up and down. The activity was set in the context of a nursery rhyme in...
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2000 - 2009

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