This Triple Crossed activity, from the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust, explores developments in technology since the 1970s with a specific focus on the type of technology that most young people would use at home or have in their bedrooms.
Students are asked to consider the differences between what possessions teenagers often have now compared to the 1970s, which ones they really need and how technology has changed and expanded. They also predict how technology will have developed by 2030.
The activity ends with a self-assessment in which students review what they have learned and discussed.
The resource is accompanied by a set of teachers' notes.