KS3 Product Design

Year 7


Year 7 is a foundation course where students learn how to use the range of equipment and machinery within the Product Design area.
Health and Safety is taught and students complete a ‘Driving Licence’ as they experience each new piece of major equipment – such as the drilling machine, sanding machine, vacuum former etc.
Lessons are a mixture of design-based and practical work.
Projects include personal logo design, making a wooden container, a laser-engraved keyfob, a vacuum-formed ballbearing puzzle, a message pad and more.

KS3 Product Design Projects - Year 7

Year 8


Product Design lessons in Year 8 continue to develop designing and making skills using a variety of processes, equipment and materials. Typical projects include designing and making a storage container, an electronic keyring/torch and a mechanical toy or automata.

KS3 Product Design Projects - Year 8

Year 9


In Year 9 students utilise the skills learnt in the previous two years to design and make products with increasing levels of independence. Design and Make tasks include production of clocks based on a significant era in design history, air fresheners, storage systems or flower holders using a test tube as a basis for design, photograph frames etc.

KS3 Product Design Projects - Year 9


KS3 Standards 

Year 7 Success Criteria - Product Design 

Year 8 Success Criteria - Product Design 

Year 9 Success Criteria - Product Design 


Links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/


http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/d-and-t/


http://www.technologystudent.com/index.htm


http://www.design-technology.info/home.htm


http://wiki.dtonline.org/index.php/Main_Page