Teaching and delivering the year 7 Frame Project

The Year 7 Peg Frame Project is the students first practical task in Engineering.

It is essential that teachers read through the scheme of work, and most importantly make their own exemplar Peg Frame to demonstrate the making skills required.

 

By making an exemplar, the teacher is setting the standards of expected outcome for their class.

The teacher will work with the class for two hours every two weeks.

 

It is expected that by the end of the 8-week module students will have used tools and equipment to design and make their own Peg Frame to meet teacher expectations as well as various pieces of marked work. Students will have been given the opportunity to respond to their teachers marking comments.

 

Students should always be reminded that

Engineering is the Practical Application of Mathematics, Science and Technology

 

Each lesson should start with an opportunity for students to apply Mathematics to a simple Engineering problem, or see how Science and Technology is used in Engineering.

Calculation of Area, accurate measurement, use of a tape measure are all Ideal lesson starters.

Suggested delivery of the Project is as follows: -

 

Week
Starter
Suggested Lesson Content
Suggested Lesson Outcomes
1 Maths in Engineering Introduce course, workshops rules, pcsaengineers.uk, a simple practical task, answer Year 7 Start of module Test questions, self-assessment. Understand Course

*Students self-assessment ( see below)

2 Maths in Engineering The Design process, Write Design Brief, Begin Practical Frames marked out, and cut to length.
3 Science in Engineering Write Design Specification

Practical

Frames marked out, and cut to length.
4 Science in Engineering The pillar drill

Practical lesson

Frame complete,
5 Science in Engineering Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture

 

Students produce drawings on 2D Design and Cut out card on Laser Cutter
6 Maths in Engineering Practical

Personalise Pegs (peg designs)

Assemble Frame

Students have all elements of frame ready to be assembled
7 Maths in Engineering Practical

Assemble Frame

Peg Frame Completed ready to be evaluated in final lesson
8 Evaluating Designs Students set up display of all work completed for Photographs

Students complete evaluation/End of module test

THE YEAR 7 END OF MODULE ASSESSMENT TEST

Photographic Evidence of work

Students to take completed peg frame home to enjoy

*Student Self-assessment at start of module

Teachers can record the students own self-assessment score at the start of the module.

 

Students will understand that they will be assessed at end of module.

 

KS3 Engineering Student start of module Self- Assessment

Students are given a set time to answer as many questions as they can

http://pcsaengineers.uk/the-year-7-assessment-task-being-safe/

Students use simple criteria to self-assess

This is where they could be at end of year 11 if they continue with current level of work

Students can self-assess as a Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit or level 2 Distinction Student

Level 1 Pass

  • I can answer as many questions as I can using single words and sentences, or in discussion with my teacher.

  • I can talk about or write about what I have made.

  • I have been able to draw a picture.

  • I can name tools and machines either in writing or in discussion with my teacher.

  • I can talk about or even write words or a sentence about risk when using a machine.

  • I can talk about or write down at least two workshop rules.

Level 2 Pass

  • I can answer as many questions as I can using words and sentences.

  • I can talk about and write about what I have made and suggest an improvement.

  • I have been able to draw a picture and add a descriptive label.

  • I can name tools and machines both in writing and discussion with my teacher.

  • I can talk about and write words or a sentence about risk when using a machine.

  • I can talk about and write down three workshop rules, saying why the rules are important.

Level 2 Merit

  • I can answer as many questions as I can using words and sentences and paragraphs.

  • I can talk about and write about what I have made and suggest improvements

  • I have been able to draw a picture and add descriptive labels.

  • I can name tools and machines both in writing and discussion with my teacher.

  • I can talk about and write descriptive sentences about risk when using a machine.

  • I can talk about and write about more than three workshop rules, saying why the rules are important.

Level 2 Distinction

  • I can independently answer as many questions as I can using words, sentences and paragraphs.

  • I can talk about and write about what I have made and suggest improvements, and alternatives ways of making.

  • I have been able to draw a picture; add descriptive labels and suggest improvements I would make if I made it again.

  • I can name tools and machines both in writing and discussion with my teacher.

  • I can talk about and write descriptive sentences about risk when using a machine.

  • I can talk about and write about more than four workshop rules, saying why the rules are important.