A great way to start a DT IB Diploma class – to get students started is asking them to hypothesise on the process for making something – what are the
machines, the materials, the resources and the process to create a paperclip for example? Over the period of two years – if you continue to do this exercise students will gain a much better understanding of many areas of the new DT syllabus. Especially now there is a greater focus on Commercial Production in Unit 10 for Higher Level and also in the SL Core Unit 4 Raw Material to Final Product.
Here are a few examples to get you started : –
- How is a Paperclip Made? This is such a great machine – love the German explanation as well!
- How can you turn a plastic bottle into String – simply ingenious…
- Why not go to the How its Made Channel on Youtube to get more ideas…
Have you found any other ideas or great videos?