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http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/R/realdesign/index_flash.html
Real Design. Channel 4 Education Website. Excellent online resources and links to other design websites. Design tool kit - interactive approach to making a brief and areas to consider.

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

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/library/design_and_technology/index.shtml
An up-to-date compendium of relevant design and technology web links.

BBC - SOS Teacher

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/communities/sosteacher/browse/
browse_ks4.shtml

Search the BBC archives for answers to thousands of homework or revision questions, from Key Stage 2 to A level.

BBC - Onion Street 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/communities/onionstreet/
An essential study area which offers revision based live chat, daily chat rooms, interactive quizzes and study tips/advice pieces.

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.

BSI education

http://www.bsi-global.com/Education/StudentsKS3+4/index.xalter
This site gives useful information about the use of British Standards in the design and manufacture of products for students studying at GCSE and A Level.

D&T Online

http://www.dtonline.org/
Want to know your ohm from your diode? Then swot up here. This comprehensive revision resource is reliable and to the point. Don't expect fancy graphics, but do expect clear, concise information.

Design Technology Refined Search Engine

http://www.dthub.net/index.html
A simple site which allows users to search for specific D&T topics or terms. The search engine is very useful since it only searches D&T websites; therefore results displayed are highly relevant.

Drawing in One-Point Perspective

http://www.olejarz.com/arted/perspective/
This effectively simple site introduces the principles of one-point perspective. It provides step-by-step instructions for drawing objects, showing how to draw a room, door, window, wood floor, ceiling, TV and more.

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

http://www.techitoutuk.com/tio8/knowledge/designhistory/historyods.html
History of design styles

http://www.incpen.org/education/edframe.htm
All about Packaging.

http://www.mse.cornell.edu/courses/engri111//toc.htm
Materials by design

 

 

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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​ - Links to Lego building 

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