Learning objective of the project.
By designing and making a phone holder KS3 students will be introduced to Engineering tools and machinery. Students will apply knowledge and understanding to work independently with equipment such as the metal lathe, pillar drill, measuring & marking tools, and how add a surface finish to steel. By the end of the project students should be able to assess and conclude if they would like to continue their studies of Engineering to GCSE level.
Please see the attached files for work booklets, work sheets and end of module test
If you have any questions please add them to the comments section at the end.....Jonny :)
Step 1: Designing
The students can use a selection of sources for inspiration e.g. flowers, architecture, nature, patterns, coral reef, etc... Using the design inspiration page, they start by sticking in the chosen image then focusing on part of it, then sketch the basic lines that make up that image. By using the phrase “Rearrange, Repeat, Rotate” create a design idea as per the example shown then repeat the process to create a range of ideas.
Step 2: Card Model + Design Development
Now make a card model of their favourite idea, the students can peer assess each others work on the following criteria; Stability, Strength, Aesthetics, Manufacture (ability to make the design). The model is disassembled and stuck onto the model and development page then annotated with info on the discussions they just had. The teacher needs to sketch exploded views of how the rods join to the sides.