Student Review Day

1 Student Review Day Work

Year 7 - Design Engineering

  1. Complete the following sentence: A CAM changes _ _ _ _ motion (a rotating motion) to _ _ _ _ motion (one that moves in a straight line). They are found in many machines and toys.
  2. Sketch and explain a simple CAM. Label the profile and follower.
  3. Describe and sketch a device that has a CAM as part of its mechanism.
  4. Explain the following terms: One Cycle, Dwell, The Rise
  5. What is meant by ‘the fall’? You may wish to include a diagram to help explain this term.
  6. Sketch the following types of follower: Flat Follower, Point/Knife Follower, Roller Follower, Offset Follower
  7. If you need help, click on the following link
  8. Once complete, upload your work to the SRD badge on under the Mighty Mechanisims 'SRD work' badge.

Year 8 - Design Engineering

  • You have learned three classes of levers in lessons. The most common use of levers is to create a mechanical advantage in order to assist in an action, as seen with pliers, door handles, pry bars, staplers, and wheelbarrows.

Your Work

  1. Find out what mechanical advantage means.
  2. Use three examples, for each, describe the mechanical advantages it provides AND explain what happens when the distance between the fulcrum and the effort changes. For example, what is the mechanical advantage of a wheelbarrow? What happens when the person who pushes the wheelbarrow holds the wheelbarrow’s handles closer to the load?

Year 9 - Design Engineering

  • Later this year you will be designing and building your own electric drag car.
  • Electric cars have been around for many years; you will need to research this.
  • Click on the link, Bournetoinvent, you will be able to read up on the history of the electric car.
  • Complete the Silver and Gold badges for week 1, 'The BRM e-Racer' and upload your work to

Year 10 - Design Engineering

  • Continue with the coursework development of your steady hand project.

Year 11 - Design Engineering

  • Continue with the coursework development of your GCSE project.

Year 12 - Design Engineering

  • Continue with your coursework write-up.

Year 13 - Design Engineering

  • Continue with your coursework write-up.