Year 7 Design & Technology
|Product & Design|
|No of lessons||12|
|What will students learn||Students will have an introduction to the principles of Iterative Design and how they can be applied to realistic design scenarios. Students will have comprehensive instruction in workshop behaviour and safety. Students will learn how to select the correct tools and equipment and use them safely and effectively . Students will learn how cams and linkages are used to convert rotary motion into reciprocating and vice versa.|
|Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic'||This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic||Students will learn how an automata works and will learn the processes involved in designing and making a product that focusses on the use of cams and linkages.|
|This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding||Students will develop an understanding of Iterative Design and how it can be used to continually improve and develop a design idea or product. Students will have knowledge of how different shapes of cam and linkages produce different types of movement.|
|Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic'||This is the skills that students will meet for the first time in this topic||Students will be able to mark out accurately using a simple drawing. Students will be able to safely and accurately use a variety of hand and finishing tools. Students will be able to effectively assemble the product and demonstrate skill and creativity when applying finishing techniques.|
|This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop||Students will be able to identify basic hand tools and machines found in the workshop. Students will be able to safely and effectively use basic machines and hand tools. Students will be able to read from and interpret a working drawing.|
|Key vocabulary that students should know and understand||CAM,linkage, automata, design brief, specification, iterative, mechanics.|
|The Big Question||What is an Automata?|
Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'
|What role has automation played in the manufacture of children's toys?|
|What is Iterative Design? Why is it important?|
|What is a cam?|
|What kinds of cam are there and what kind of movement do they produce?|
|What are the names of all the parts of a simple cam mechanism?|
|What are the health and safety rules in a workshop?|
What are the basic marking out tools found in the workshop called?
|What are the basic machine tools found in the workshop called?|
|What is the difference between a tenon and a fret saw ?|
|What are the materials called that we have used in this project and why have we used them?|
|How do we safely use a fret saw ?
|How do we ensure a quality finish ?