KS2: programming, monitoring and controlling systems

This list provides resources for using programming and control systems in your D&T lessons. This list supports learning about electrical systems including using Crumble software in projects and  using control mechanisms that link to science topics.  There are lots of ideas for developing skills used in D&T through focussed practical tasks, so children are able to apply these techniques to the designs that they make. The resources provide opportunities to explore different electrical systems looking at the materials they are made from, how they are joined together and how they work.  There are a range of authentic contexts for children to design, make and evaluate their own designs and made any modifications they feel are needed to make them suitable for the purpose and audience that they have been designed for.