KS3 Technology - Resistant Materials
Technology lessons in KS3 are a rotation of three subjects – Resistant Materials (DT), Food Technology (DT) and Textiles (Art).
- Knowledge - building knowledge about materials, processes and production methods.
- Developing - designing and communicating ideas.
- Making - using materials to make products.
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Project 1: CAD / CAM Polymers
This project enables our students to understand form and function. We will introduce them to different polymers and the principles of computer design.
Project 2: Phone holder
This project works with wood and develops plan and side view design to ultimately make a phone holder.
Project 1: Electronic control
This project builds on Year 7 to investigate electrical systems. Students will investigate schematic designs and orthographic projections.
Project 2: Mechanical display
This project builds on our woodwork skills from Year 7 to explore cams, levers and pulleys.
Project 1: Nursery seating
In this project we will learn about designing for a specific audience. In this case seating for nursery. Students will use a variety of products to produce a scale model.
Project 2: Boxed game
We will build on our CAD and CAM skills in this project and use increasingly sophisticated techniques such as the router to produce and explore different joints.