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Which Fruits Would Be Good in Your Salad?

In this unit from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology, students design and make a bowl of fruit salad to share with the other children in the class.

Students need to consider the look, feel and taste of the fruit salad so that it matches the requirements of the group, as revealed by their...

How Scary Should a Calendar Be?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology materials in which students design and make a calendar illustrated with monsters, one for each month of the year. Each monster is designed and produced by a team of children using suitable computer software. The calendar must be made to...

What Should Be Stuck to Your Fridge?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which students design a fridge magnet set that will appeal to young children.

The fridge magnets are made from layers, which add considerably to their attractiveness, and are used to hold up a list of commonly mis-spelt words....

How Will Your Roly Poly Move?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Students design and make a simple push-along toy (a roly poly) using a mixture of found materials, paper and card.

The toy should be designed to provide amusement in both its appearance and the ways it moves. It may be for the...

Should Your Software Speak?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology in which students produce a multimedia presentation using software they are familiar with from previous ICT lesson time.

The presentation content must first be researched and the presentation itself needs to be attractive and easy...

Electronic Products

A Nuffield Design Hexagon task focusing on a range of electronic products. 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...

Graphics Products

A Nuffield design hexagon task focusing on a range of graphics products. 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...

Product Design (Resistant Materials)

A Nuffield design hexagon task focusing on product design (using resistant materials). Aiming 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...

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.

It's a Material World

A Catalyst article about working in materials science and engineering, the process of deciding which material is best for each application. The structure of materials, processing them and working in jobs and careers with them are explained.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2007, Volume 17,...

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