Year 8 Design Technology
Year 8 Design Technology
- You compare images of products/foods and label them.
- Explain what you like and don’t like about each image
- Interpret and use information.
- You demonstrate an understanding of users’ views and take users’ views into account about aesthetic and technical issues as you respond creatively to the design brief.
- You identify your own design problems and reformulate them.
- You investigate users’ needs, correlate and analyse data. You respond creatively showing that you understand how culture and society are reflected in similar products/dishes.
- You recognise that your design/dish has to meet a range of needs.
- You clarify ideas using words, labelled sketches and models to communicate design details.
- You observe and take inspiration from others’ designs/dishes and this is reflected in your ideas.
- You communicate your design ideas which meet the brief and client needs and summarise which ideas/dishes will work best.
- Your work demonstrates an understanding of materials, ingredients, processes and function.
- You explore various approaches to generate creative ideas/dishes and avoid stereotypical responses (biomimicry and user-centred approaches)
- You identify specification points to inform the design of innovative, functional and appealing products/dishes that respond to needs.
- You use various sources of information showing that you understand aesthetics and ergonomics, taste, texture and smell.
- You explain the order of your work choosing appropriate materials/ingredients, processes, equipment and machinery including computer aided manufacture.
- You demonstrate your understanding of and use the properties of materials/ingredients and the performance of structural elements to achieve functioning solutions.
- You reflect on your designing as you go along.
- You associate how more advanced mechanical systems used in their products enables changes in movement and force.
- You test and analyse your design showing you understand where the product will be used.
- You demonstrate using tools with some accuracy to cut, shape and assemble materials, ingredients and components.
- You demonstrate using a variety of tools, equipment, processes (inc CAD/CAM), materials or ingredients to realise your idea.
- You explain why the finish/presentation of a product/dish is important.
- You work accurately using the right tools and equipment. You check your work as it develops and respond to problems.
- You explore into a range of processes/cooking techniques (inc CAD/CAM), equipment, materials and ingredients.
- You identify and summarise what has been a success and failure. You suggest improvements for your design.
- You explain designers impact on society.
- You explain what has worked well and what could be improved to overcome the problems experienced. You test your work to ensure it is fit for purpose.
- You test, evaluate and refine your product showing that you understand where the product will be used.
- You ask your peers for suggestions for improvement.
- You identify new and emerging technologies. You investigate designers past and present.
Food, Cooking & Nutrition
- Explain the difference between a healthy and unhealthy diet.
- Identify the different food groups required for a healthy diet and categorise these foods.
- Compare a healthy and unhealthy diet.
- Analyse different foods and the nutrients that are in them.