Electronics is a subject that some DT teachers find difficult. A practising DT/Engineering teacher has identified some useful resources that may be of help to other teachers. The resources include some activities that will allow pupils to apply their learning to products they are familiar with.
Links and Resources
A set of materials produced by the National Science Learning Centre looking at electronics, electricity, robotics and control. Teachers' notes as well as student activity sheets. Aimed at KS4 but could be used with some KS3 classes.
Activity produced by RAEng focusing on the use of a smart electronic material, Quantum Tunneling Composite.
Information and activities teaching pupils about photovoltaic cells.
'Technical Components' Chooser Chart includes diagrams and brief descriptions of some of the common mechanisms and electronic components used in KS3 DT.
Information and activities looking at environmental impact of common electronic products.