Inform and Entertain Me

Living in a highly technological world, where access to information and entertainment is at our fingertips, the Inform and Entertain Me topic, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), is a gateway to engage and introduce students to the principles and technology that form the basis for communication devices that are used in our everyday lives.

 

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New Tech and Old Tech

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), allows students to compare old and new technologies (railway five-pointer telegraph against the SMS message) to experience how significant the advances in technology have been. The nature of...

Mobiles and Tissues

Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation and they penetrate into human tissue. There is still a significant debate about the safety of holding even a low power microwave transmitter next to your brain or keeping it in a trouser pocket. The possibility of...

Technology Benefits

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), makes students aware of the positives that modern communication systems give to society, and asks them to make decisions about the use of these systems for social, economic and environmental...

Infrastructure

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), makes students aware that when they watch television, or use the phone, there is a huge, expensive infrastructure that needs to be paid for and maintained.

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