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Resistant Materials

Students are asked to design and make an acrylic fridge magnet that would remind a specific type of user to recycle the waste produced within their kitchen at home. To begin students are asked to identify some typical workshop tools, to embed the task within the resistant materials area of design & technology. An...
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Food

Students are asked to design and make a club sandwich with 3 layers of bread that would appeal to a wide range of multicultural consumers that use a school cafeteria. To begin students are presented with a range of unfamiliar foods which they can use a range of senses (Look, touch, taste, smell) to identify. Sandwich...
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Finishes for wood

In this lesson students will develop an understanding of finishes that can be applied to timber to enhance their properties. Students will complete a finishes worksheet throughout the lesson; creating future revision notes. Lessons learnt knowledge will be tested in a series of exam style questions with provided...
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Timbers: hardwoods and softwoods

 In this lesson students will gain an understanding of  the properties of both hardwood and softwood timbers. Completion of a card match up task will demonstrate their understanding which forms useful revision notes for the examination. They will learn the names of different hardwoods & softwoods and...
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Where's the impact?

This resource looks at life-cycle analysis and how it is used to work out the environmental impact of different products.
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2000 - 2009

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One Planet Packaging

These materials, from Waste Watch (part of Keep Britain Tidy), have been developed to make explicit links between sustainability and packaging for students following GCSE level design and technology courses. The scheme of learning includes suggested activities for five active learning sessions, supported by the...
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Product analysis: impacts on people and the environment

This resource from Practical Action includes a presentation and worksheets which give Key Stage Three and Four students opportunities to understand more about the impact of existing and new products on people and the environment. The presentation is packed with useful activities to reinforce students' learning. The...
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Less is more!

This resource gets students to look at how a product could be redesigned to require less packaging. Companies are being encouraged to develop ‘environmentally-smart’ retail packaging design. In this activity, students are challenged to redesign a familiar product so that it has less (and more sustainable) packaging....
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2000 - 2009

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Investigating Apple

In this resource students investigate the company Apple. To begin they are shown a short clip about Apple as a company and its history. They find out where Apple is based around the world and the type of work it undertakes. The structure of Apple and how it works with many other companies to produce it products...
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Investigating careers in Apple

In this resource students investigate a range of careers available at Apple, including in particular the engineering roles. Students are able to see the wide number of roles that Apple needs to function as a company, but how the Engineering roles are critical and numerous within the organisation. Several case...
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