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First Steps In Design and Technology
If you want to make a tasty sandwich, first you must decide what to put in it.

First Steps In Design and Technology

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What is Design and Technology? It is all about having ideas and developing them - designing useful things, creating them and then trying them out. There are lots of different ways of making things, from cooking to woodwork, building to sewing. In this quiz you can find out a little bit more about the steps needed to make something really useful.

Harry is going to make a bridge for his toy cars. His teacher says; ‘First you need an idea, then you need to do a design. After that you need to build the bridge. Then you need to test it. All the steps have to be .....’
In any order
In the wrong order
In the right order
All mixed up
So, what is the first thing Harry needs to do?
What is Harry’s idea?
It would be fun to have a bridge for my toy cars
Bridges are big things
I have a lot of toy cars
My toy cars can go very fast
Harry starts with the idea of a bridge, so he can have more fun playing with his toy cars
Which of these will Harry need to think about?
How long will the bridge be?
What will the bridge be made from?
What color will the bridge be?
All three of these things
There are lots of things Harry will need to think about - can you think of any more?
Harry draws a plan of his bridge on a piece of paper. Harry is _________ his bridge.
Can you draw a design for Harry’s bridge?
Harry decides to _____ his bridge from three pieces of wood.
What would you use to build Harry’s bridge?
Harry has to cut the pieces of wood. What does he use to cut the pieces of wood?
A trowel
A needle
A saw
A glue-stick
Harry has to cut the pieces of wood to just the right length. How can he measure their length?
Harry tests his bridge. Unfortunately, the bridge falls down. What should Harry do?
Give up
Go outside and play
Improve his design
Throw a tantrum
Not everything works first time!
What do we call someone who comes up with lots of practical ideas?
A lawyer
An inventor
A singer
A presenter
Do you know the names of any inventors? What did they invent?
Sunil has had an idea for a really tasty sandwich. What should he do first?
Eat the sandwich
Decide what to put in it
Make the sandwich
Wash the plate after he has eaten the sandwich
Sunil needs to get everything in the right order
Mark is going to make a bag for his Mum. Mark has had an idea. He has drawn a design for the bag. What should Mark do next?
Give the bag to his Mum
Finish sewing the bag
Choose a material to make the bag
Take the bag home
What material would you use to make a bag?
Author:  David Bland

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