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Design and Technology Unit 3d – Photograph Frames

                                                    This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

                                                    A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Design and Technology Unit 3d: Photograph Frames.

                                                    For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

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Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit 3d Photograph frames

(8 pages)

To use appropriate vocabulary within this unit

Vocabulary to use during the unit – 4 words on each page

Investigating Photo frames

 (2 pages)

To learn why it is important for structures to be stable

Compare different features of two photo frames, answer questions and evaluate.

Investigating free standing items

(1 page)

To learn why it is important for structures to be stable

Look at pictures. Record why it is important that they are strong and stable and what makes this object strong and stable?

How do the photo frames stand up

(2 pages)

To learn why it is important for structures to be stable

Pictures of a variety of photo frames – record how they stand – some are less obvious

Make it stand

(1 page)

To learn the effectiveness of triangulation in structures

To learn  that some structures are made stable by having a wide base

Use card to make pieces of card stand up try a few times and record each time

Investigation of photo frames

(1 page)

To know how to evaluate familiar products

Investigate and evaluate a chosen photo frame

Make structures stronger

(1 page)

To learn ways of making stable structures

Investigate the best shape you can make to hold a weight

Plastic and yarn picture frame

 (2 pages)

To learn ways of making stable structures

Instructions to make simple picture frame using acetate. Make something to make it stand.

Make a picture frame

(2 pages)

To learn ways of making stable structures

Make a picture frame using modroc  - follow instructions. Make something to make it stand.

 Using newspaper

(1 pages)

To explore ways of strengthening paper

Make a tower that can hold a weight – follow instructions on page and record.

Twig easel photo frame

 (2 pages)

To evaluate different joining methods

Follow the instructions using twigs to make a photo frame

Design criteria

 (1 page)

To consider who they are designing for

 

Fill in the frames to say the theme for the photo frame and the criteria for the design

My design for a frame

(1 page)

To consider who they are designing for

 

Decide what the frame will be like. Answer the questions, draw the intended frame.

Ideas for the design of my frame

(1 page)

To make drawings with labels when designing

Sketch the proposed frame. Label the parts. Give suggestions how to carry them out

Evaluation of my frame

 (1 page)

To evaluate their product against their original design criteria

Write in original design criteria. Evaluate. Write how it could be improved

Planning evaluation and finished design

(3 pages)

To evaluate their product against their original design criteria

Planning evaluation and finished design – listing planning criteria, evaluating finished product, drawing finished design

Comparing photograph frames

(1 page)

To evaluate their product against their original design criteria

Compare their frame with a friend’s. Give marks. Explain why the winning frame was better

 

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