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Student Booklets

Four simple student booklets from the Nuffield Foundation to teach the basics of designing. *Booklet one: Deciding what to design and make *Booklet two: Developing and communicating design ideas *Booklet three: Planning and making *Booklet four: Evaluating
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1990 - 1999

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How to design and model a toothpaste squeezer

This resource supports students to create a way of squeezing toothpaste out of a traditional toothpaste tube. Students are presented with the challenge, measure different sizes of tooth paste tubes and design a product based upon the example shown. A tutorial to create an example product is provided using Fusion...
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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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2010 to date

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The Paper Cup Company

A National STEM Learning Centre and Network Engineering Case Studies resource investigating the design process involved in developing a paper cup for manufacture.You wouldn't believe making a paper cup could be complicated, but there's a lot of science reasoning behind the product design.Your students can compete in...
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2000 - 2009

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Inclusive design: lesson 3

Lesson 3 of a set of lessons where students will solve a design problem using inclusive design principles. In this lesson students will learn about anthropometrics and will collect appropriate data which can be applied to the product solution for the client. Students will learn how to collect data and convert...
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Zones 5 and 6: Smart Buildings

This Crystal exhibition resource from Siemens highlights the high levels of inefficiencies in most buildings and offers solutions such as smart buildings, reducing resources and making buildings more efficient. Super Cool Uniform is a design project where students need to research optimum working temperatures in...
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2010 to date

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Design and technology: homework choice board

This resources provides a homework choice board for students of design and technology. It suggests a number of homework challenges, differentiated into three areas: junior designer, senior designer or creative director. Homework tasks are varied and could be used to compliment exam revision.
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2010 to date

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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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Packaging Design

This resource from the Department for Education develops the 3-D thinking required to move between solid objects and their 2-D nets. The activities are placed in the context of packaging. Students flatten out a packaging box to show the flat 2-D 'net' that made up the whole pack and investigate how the net could be...
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2000 - 2009

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Wider Implications of Shopping

Produced by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) this activity aims to encourage students to consider the wider environmental, social and economic implications of shopping. It can be conducted in small groups as an introduction to sustainability.
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2010 to date

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