What is iterative design?
Year 7 Design & Technology
|No of lessons||12|
|What will students learn||Students have the opportunity to generate a design specification for a specific target user. Generate and present design ideas. Learn basic circuit theory. Learn about a range of electronic components. Learn how to construct a circuit by soldering. Generate CAD designs for laser cutting.|
|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||Materials and components, circuit construction. CAD/CAM basics.|
|This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding||
Basic concepts in electricity, charge, voltage, current, resistance.
|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||Circuit construction, soldering and testing. Use of CAD (2D Design) software.|
|This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop||Students will be able to identify simple electronic components and their symbols.|
|Key vocabulary that students should know and understand||Voltage , component , conductor, LED, computer aided design , design brief, specification|
|The Big Question||How do circuits work?|
Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'
|What is electricity?|
|What are conductors & insulators?|
|What is voltage, current and resistance?|
|How does a simple LED circuit work?|
|What are PCBs for?|
|How do we solder safely?|
|What is CAD/CAM?|
|How can we use CAD to develop a design that could be made using a laser-cutter?|
|What is laser-cutting?|
|What are the physical properties of acrylic and pine and why does this make them useful in our project?|