Focus on Metals: Manufacturing Processes interactive learning resource examines the main techniques that a Design Technology student will come across when studying Product Design, Engineering or Resistant Materials at GCSE or A Level. Focus on Metals provides an excellent way of bringing examples of industrial practice into the classroom.
Perfect for whole class interactive whiteboard teaching and as an individual study aid, Focus on Metals examines common manufacturing processes through an exceptionally clear set of 3D simulations, videos, supportive text and tests. This resource is available as a PC software program or VLE Learning Platform SCORM package.
Focus on Food Technology: From Cow to Consumer gives students a unique and interesting insight into the world of food production being an in-depth study of the real life food production activities at Roskilly’s organic dairy farm - as featured in Cornwall with Caroline Quentin. The resource demonstrates how raw materials are transformed into a product and end up in the shopping basket of the end user.
Each stage of production is covered for foods including milk, ice cream, fudge, strawberry jam and tomato chutney, with reference made to health and safety, quality control, and consumer protection.
The resource is filled with video clips of industrial processes, information, and interactive animations, so students can test their knowledge through interactive quizzes, wordsearches, and games. The resource will operate on any device including PCs, Learning Platforms, even iPads and Android tablets. All for less than the cost of a typical industrial visit.
Focus on Mechanisms is a KS3 and GCSE Design Technology software program and VLE Learning Platform SCORM package, with a place in every DT department.
Ideal for KS3 and GCSE Design Technology, each mechanism is clearly explained using animations, photographs, video and text. This interactive eLearning Resource is suitable for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid.
Mechanisms for DT is available as an installable PC software program, VLE Learning Platform SCORM package or via the Focus eLearning web server.
Topics include: Motion, Gear Systems, Pulley Systems, Lifting Systems, Screw Threads, Levers, Linkages, Cams & followers, Crank & slider,Sprockets & chain, Ratchet & Pawl.
Available in Arabic, Spanish and English.
Focus on Plastics interactive software program and VLE SCORM package examines the 8 main manufacturing techniques studied in Design Technology at KS3, GCSE and A Level. Each topic includes a simulation of the process and a wealth of detailed information and photographs.
Based on real-life production facilities, this Design Technology resource effectively brings industry into the classroom.
This interactive eLearning Resource is suitable for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Focus on Plastics for Design Technology is available as an installable PC software program, VLE Learning Platform SCORM package or via the Focus eLearning web server.
Processes covered: Extrusion, Injection moulding, Compression moulding, Blow moulding, Calendering, Line bending, Rotational moulding, Vacuum forming
Graphic Products: Commercial Printing Processes interactive software program and VLE SCORM package examines how Focus Educational Software designs and prints advertising brochures and packaging for its products using the three industry standard printing processes: Offset Lithography, Flexography and Screen Printing.
Graphic Products for Design Technology is an excellent replacement for industrial visits now that they are becoming increasingly difficult to organize.
Based on real-life production facilities, this eLearning resource effectively brings industry into the classroom.
This interactive eLearning Resource is suitable for whole class whiteboard teaching and for use as an individual study aid. Graphic Products for Design Technology is available as an installable PC software program, VLE Learning Platform SCORM package or via the Focus eLearning web server.
KS1 DT Design and Create supports the teaching of 7 popular KS1 Design Technology themes all contained in one interactive eLearning resource.
Available as a PC software program or as a VLE SCORM package, the topics covered include: MOVING PICTURES, PLAYGROUNDS, VEHICLES, HOMES,WINDING UP, PHOTO FRAMES, MOVING MONSTERS
Incorporating the excellent KNEX Education Design & Create kit, this resource really will stimulate students interest in KS1 Design Technology project work.
Climate Change: Energy & Environment software and VLE SCORM package provides a balanced cross-curricular view of the issues that are of concern to us all, encourages thought about life style choices and suggests ways in which we can all do our bit to conserve the Earths energy resources.
Perfect for whole class whiteboard teaching and as an individual study aid. This resource is available as an installable PC program, VLE Learning Platform SCORM package or via the Focus eLearning web server.
Topics examined include: What is Energy?, Evidence of Climate Change, Energy Use, Types of Fuel, Renewable Energy, Non-Renewable Energy, Waste Management, Recycling, Water, Carbon Footprint, Interactive Quizzes and Activities
Available in Spanish, Greek and English. Suitable for KS2, KS3 and GCSE.
Wood Joints for Design Technology KS3, GCSE and A Level is an interactive resource which will guide students in the correct selection of wood joints for Design Technology project work.
Focus on Wood Joints includes exceptionally clear 3D models of 37 traditional joints and linked information pages, make this program ideal for learning about wood joints and where they should be used in Design Technology project work.
Produced with the support of leading furniture manufacturer ERCOL, the program also contains photos of real furniture, with close-ups of the joints being used. A separate Knock Down Fittings program is included free of charge.
Resistant Materials 2 for Design Technology KS3, GCSE and A Level project work is simply the most comprehensive and useful project work database available today. This Design Technology program includes information and prices for most materials, components and fittings found in DT Resistant Materials design projects.
Students can Browse, Search, and Evaluate materials and produce accurate Cutting Lists and Project Costings. Findings can be saved and printed out for direct inclusion into DT project folders, helping to ensure high marks are achieved for Research and ICT skills.
If we’ve not included a component or material then you can: The RM2 DT Database Editor program gives teachers complete control over content, including addition of materials and price updates.
Mechanical Toys Design Technology software and VLE SCORM resource supports the teaching of KS2 and KS3 Mechanical and Moving Toy themed projects.
This easy-to-use resource is perfect for whole class DT whiteboard teaching and individual study. Focus on Mechanical Toys is available as a PC software program and VLE Learning Platform SCORM package.
English and Greek language versions are available.