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Natural timber and manufactured board

This presentation and student worksheet provides an overview of various timbers (hardwood and softwood) and manufactured boards.

Wood forming techniques

In this lesson students will develop an understanding of how wood can be formed using a variety of different manufacturing techniques. They will be able to analyse provided wooden product images to make informed choices of best manufacturing methods. Images, videos and animations are included to help deliver the...

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...

The properties of timbers

In this lesson students will gain an understanding of timber seasoning (both naturally and artificially) to help reduce the moisture content. They will develop an understanding of the process of converting a log into lumber and timber conversion through video clips and diagrams. Exam style questions are included to...

Understanding the properties of manufactured boards

In this lesson students will gain an understanding of  the properties of manufactured boards. They will learn the names of different manufactured boards and their applications. The pros and cons of manufactured will also be learnt with the environmental impact covered through case studies, videos and a classroom...

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 their...

A collection of resources curated for GCSE Design and Technology, to support student understanding of different types of timbers (hardwood, softwood and manufactured board).

PCB Manufacture

These resources introduce the topic of PCB manufacture Engineering and Design & Technology. They contains an overview of the different stages of PCB manufacture and a brief explanation of surface mount technology. The question sheet can be used alongside the presentation.

Casting in metals

This resource helps to introduce methods of casting in metal. It looks at sand, investment and die casting.

Automated machines at Brompton

This film looks at why automated machines, such as a CNC machine, are used in the production of Brompton bicycles. The need for space has resulted in the manufacture of some parts being sub-contracted, which can create quality control issues.

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