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What is the role of a designer?

In this resource a presentation and linked activities provide design and technology teachers with opportunities to highlight the different values and beliefs that designers may hold. Students can engage in exploring their own values about the responsibilities of designers and companies too. The presentation ...
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2010 to date

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Dirty Brands 1

In this starter activity, students consider how users might react to the pure water product. They work on developing a ‘marketing and branding’ campaign for Pure Water. The objective is to engage the local community in the project in a positive way, providing a ‘feel good factor’ about this development. The campaign...
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2010 to date

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Textiles template - female

This resource from Boxford presents a laser cut template for use when producing textiles graphics. This template is for drawing females. The stencil can be produced using a laser cutter from the CAD file provided. Students are then able to use the template to speed up and enhance their textile based graphics work. A...
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2010 to date

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Food Technology

A Nuffield design hexagon task focusing on food technology. The resource aims to extend understanding of how to evaluate a design by thinking how it affects people and whether it performs as expected.This resource contains a number of activities for each side of the design hexagon (student pages and resource tasks).In...
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1990 - 1999

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Science teaching techniques

This book is part of the Archive Collection which is available to view at the National STEM Learning Centre.
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1952

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Hexbug Primary KS3 Project Lessons 1-10

This project requires pupils to work individually and with teams, similar to the situations presented to real engineers and designers. Through REVERSE ENGINEERING pupils learn about MECHANICAL & GEARED SYSTEMS. Through exploring AUTOMATION, pupils will be introduced to COMPUTER PROGRAMMING & AUTOMATION. By...
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30 August 2016

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VEX Robotics EDR Curriculum - Unit 2.0: Clawbot Build

The project concentrates on the design and manufacture of a VEX Clawbot using a prepared kit of robotics parts. The build is clearly led as a team assignment and leads to a specific outcome. Once the build is complete, pupils are challenged to extend the application of the kit and robot to lead to different and ever...
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10 August 2016

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VEX Robotics EDR Curriculum - Unit 3.1: 3D Printing

This project encourages students to build upon their in-depth knowledge and experience of working with VEX EDR in unit 1 and unit 2, by integrating a wider range of sketching, computer aided design and prototyping skills. The aim of the project is to develop an outcome not possible in the current platform portfolio of...
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10 August 2016

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VEX Robotics EDR Curriculum - Unit 3.3: CNC and Plasma Cutting

The project foci is the design, development and adaptation of existing robotics 2D drawing files to support the creation of new parts for new and improved purposes. The initial exploration of 2D design is aimed to develop understanding and CAD skills to support the physical modelling, and the later stages more focused...
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10 August 2016

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VEX Robotics IQ Curriculum - VEX IQ Robotics Project

The project concentrates on the exploration individually and in teams of the VEX IQ kits, leading to a design and build response. The build is relatively simple ensuring success for all pupils new to VEX IQ robotics. Through the project pupils will be able to develop a keen and focused level of knowledge of robotics...
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08 August 2016

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