KS3 Electronics

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.

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National Science Learning Network: Design and Technology 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.

publication year
2010 to date

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STEM Club Support: the right switch

Activity produced by RAEng focusing on the use of a smart electronic material, Quantum Tunneling Composite.

publication year
2010 to date

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Global Solar Partners

Information and activities teaching pupils about photovoltaic cells.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Key Stage Three Chooser Charts

'Technical Components' Chooser Chart includes diagrams and brief descriptions of some of the common mechanisms and electronic components used in KS3 DT.

publication year
1990 - 1999

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Portable Power

Information and  activities looking at environmental impact of common electronic products. 

publication year
2010 to date

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