Technology Lesson Planning Sheet
          version :7.5 24-May-04
Teacher S Nicholson Subject GPS Product Design (Project 1)
Teaching group 10L/M BromCom Code  
  (if different from teaching group label)  
Day Monday/Friday Date   Lesson No.: 1-3 of 39
Topic Introduction to Brief NC ref / SoW ref: Key Stage 4
Learning Objective(s) (by the end of this lessons pupils should understand / know / be able to…)
Identify the various course targets and be able to record them
Perceive how vulnerable humans are when beyond normal life supporting systems and identify the need for technological solutions.
Organise a body of relevant research and the areas needing to be explored
Review the strategy for pursuing active research (in the form of a mind map).
Value each page produced as a self standing graphic product
Special Needs / differentiation  
All must… all should design a brief sheet, produce a basic Gantt diagram and start three research sheets.
Most should most should design an illustrated brief sheet, produce a basic Gantt diagram with three full pages of research notes
Some should some should design a quality brief sheet, produce a detailed Gantt diagram and three plus pages of reasoned, detailed research notes
Literacy     I.C.T.   Numeracy  
Annotation   y CAD o Averages o
Answering Q in full sentences y Databases o Calculations (general) o
Crossword / Wordsearch o Internet use o Graph drawing; scales o
Keywords   y Spreadsheets o Interpretting Data o
Labelling diagrams   y Word Processing o Measuring o
Reading books / worksheets o Other o Other o
Writing frames   o  
Other (give details)  
Starter Activity  
Write the Homework in your diary
Get out last week's homework
Draw three forms of wilderness (3D) in which you would not want to stay for very long.  (5 minutes each drawing)
Homework Investigate body placement for storage, and high visibility / camouflage. Design a draft personal title box for CAD production.
Due in : next week
Main Lesson Activities  
Intro to course & lesson structure. Produce a strategy for pursuing active research (in the form of a mind map).
Construct a draft illustrated "Brief" page.  Produce a Gantt Diagram identifying the timing of course targets and content. 
Introduction to GPS Systems and their use world wide.  Review the limitations that a personal device should have in a search and rescue situation. Produce sheet.
Review ergonomics and relevant anthropometrics. Product Research sheet/s
Review use of materials, water proofing, density and finishes.  Look at actual products of similar nature. Make conclusions. Produce sheet
Plenary No hands up 'quiz' on the concept of trianglation, two way and multiple communication systems (different layers)
Learning Checks / assessment & summary      
Discussion with pupils   y Q/A session with whole class y
Looking at folders / written and sketched work y Test   o
Practical outcome     y      
Evaluation of the lesson may be found on the reverse of this lesson plan Key: o = possible,     y = included,   ? = may be