Design Technology

LEGO Educational Division
No matter the child’s age or developmental requirements, LEGO Educational Division has the products to provide the perfect challenge and the correct doses of daily success to ready them to move on to newer, even greater challenges.

S-Cool Revision
GCSE, A Level and AS Level revision for a range of subjects, including Food Technology

How Everyday Things Are Made
If you’ve ever wondered how things are made – products like sweets, cars, aeroplanes, or bottles – this site covers over 40 products and processes in video.

Build a Bridge
Survey the four sites and decide which bridge design would be most suitable for that particular span.

Glass Forever
An informative site covering how glass is made, what it is used for and why it’s perfect for recycling.

From Here to Modernity
The story of the men and women who wanted to create a new architecture – and for better or worse, changed the British landscape forever.

Design and Technology Resources
Loads of projects and interactive technology-based activities from Northumberland Grid for Learning.

Technology: Things We Wear
Technology is all about exploring and understanding the “made” world including things we wear, things we eat and things we play with.

Engineering Interact
A number of interactive science and engineering activities covering light, sound, forces and motion, electricity and the Earth.

Technology Student
A valuable resource for students and teachers covering a wide range of D&T subjects.

DesignandTech.com
Want to know more? Here you’ll find loads of information on all aspects of design and technology.

All About Eggs
A wealth of fun and inspiring resources, recipes and eggy information for teachers and pupils at primary and secondary level.

Canned Food UK Education
Lesson plans and activities that include how the canning process works and the process of food preparation.

realDesign
What do designers do and why do we need them? Here’s your chance to find out as realDesign inspires you to look at design in a new way.

The Accidental Scientist: The Science of Cooking
Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking with recipes and activities that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.

Building Big
Bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams and tunnels – explore large structures and discover what it takes to construct them.

Design Technology Department
A continually growing site created to provide free educational materials for schools and colleges.

Meals for You
Find solutions fast according to diet, taste, time, nutrition, health or value.

Food Technology
Focuses on the industrial practices associated with the manufacture of food products, with case studies from both industry and the classroom.

GCSE Bitesize – Design and Technology
Revision exercises from the BBC.

Design inSite
The designer’s guide to manufacturing includes descriptions of various manufacturing processes and materials.

About.com: Food and Drink
Whether it’s facts on nutrition, a recipe for cheesy nibbles or international cuisine, this site has it all.

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
How many of the 20th century’s greatest achievements will you use today? A car? A computer? Discover how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.

The Engineering Council
Does the word ‘engineer’ conjure up an image of a man in overalls and an oily rag? The Engineering Council are challenging that thought – visit this site to discover how you could change the world.

The London Eye
Not only can you enjoy stunning views of London on this site, it also contains technical information on the 135 metre high construction – how it was built and a history of early observation wheels.

Barking and Dagenham Bridges Project
An extensive collection of resources and images about bridges and their underlying structures. Also includes a fascinating timeline of the history of the East London docklands, the location for much of the project work.

Technology Insight
Make virtual visits to a range of manufacturing industries to enhance understanding of the processes and practicalities of product creation.

Packaging Education Programme
A colourful and informative look at packaging – its history, the materials involved and the issues regarding the waste produced.

Design Electronics
A complete introductory electronics course supported by appropriate practical work – and you can check your progress with online questions and tests.

The Great Buildings Collection
Documents hundreds of buildings and leading architects with 3D models, photographs and drawings, plus biographies and links to famous designers and structures of all kinds.

Encyclopedia Britannica
The complete Encyclopedia Britannica, plus related magazines, books and links to the world’s best web sites.

Inventor’s Workshop
Examines the machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci and looks at the principles behind simple machines still in use today such as ratchets, gears and pulleys.

Calculators Online
Awesome directory of over 6000 online tools to calculate everything from how much sump oil to put in soap to working out the hull resistance for yacht design.

Matsuo Bridge Company
Theory, facts and examples of many kinds of bridges including information on Matsuo’s bridge building projects.

4qd – Starting with Robots
In-depth information and advice on building your own robot.

Flying Pig Gallery
Cardboard engineering – animations and automata.

Bad Designs
Examples of things which are hard to use!

Design & Technology Online
Electronics, packaging, food, mechanisms, pneumatics…

How Stuff Works
Huge information base on the workings of everyday objects.

Technology Enhancement Programme
The Technology Enhancement Programme is an established and prestigious programme aimed at supporting and improving the teaching and learning of technology in schools and colleges.

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