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Our newest addition to D&T that we are very excited about! Every child had a tinkercad log in - ask your teacher if you need a copy! 

Tinkercad is a free web app for 3D design, electronics, and coding, trusted by over 50 million people around the world. Build STEM confidence by bringing project-based learning to the classroom. 

Design & Technology At Home/Useful Websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/
BBC Website. Revision tests and simple explanations of various processes.

BBC Learning

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks1-design-and-technology/zfycmfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-design-and-technology/zvb8hbk
An up-to-date compendium of relevant design and technology web links.

Bad Human Factors Designs
http://www.baddesigns.com/
From road signs to tuna tins, there are some remarkable examples of thoughtless design here with suggestions on how to improve them. Could you do any better? A great resource for D&T students.

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Car engines, combination locks: readable, informative essays explain everyday technology. Plenty to entertain anyone with an enquiring mind.

Sodaconstructor

http://www.sodaplay.com/constructor/index.htm
Sodaconstructor animates and edits two-dimensional models made out of masses and springs. Play around with the existing models then have a go at creating your own. D&T and physics students will enjoy manipulating their own creatures.

Textile Dictionary - Plant Fibres

http://www.ntgi.net/ICCF&D/plant.htm

From abaca to urena, this is a brief summary of plant materials that are used to make fabrics. There are descriptions of fabric details, uses and weave where appropriate. Useful for GCSE D&T students.

The Design and Technology Virtual School

http://www.design-technology.org/TVS.htm
Resources for key stage 3, 4 and A level students, focussed around product design and materials. Scroll right down the page to find lesson ideas, research materials, quizzes and handouts.
http://www.design-technology.org/TVSKs5ASproductdesign.htm
As and A2 Product Design. Materials, Processes and Design in Society
http://www.design-technology.org/TVS3.htm
Key Stage 4 Resistant Materials / Product Design. Materials and Processes
http://www.design-technology.org/TVSPackaging.htm
Key Stage 3/4 Graphic Products / Product Design.
http://www.technologystudent.com/designpro/drawdex.htm
Drawing and shading techniques

 

Information about Design Technology: www.data.org.uk

 

Have a look at these for ideas to try at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zb9d7ty - KS1 Bitesize DT

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zyr9wmn - KS2 Bitesize DT

https://www.exploratorium.edu/pie/ideas.html#page - They have an idea library that shows models that could be made

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/ - Lots of Food Technology information

https://www.lego.com/en-gb/themes/letsbuildtogether/365-activities‚Äč - Links to Lego building 

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