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Communication Future

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), allows students to look at some past events where better communications would have given a better outcome and to think about future development.The activity is part of a full set of resources which look at Founding Communications and is...
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Communication Ethics

This activity, fom the Insttitution of Engineering and Technology (IET, allows students to look at a series of simple scenarios with a comment on the ‘rightness’ or ‘wrongness’ of the use of the technology. This is an introduction to ethical decision-making, as they are asked to explain their decision.The activity is...
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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 microwaves is introduced and students learn about their...
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With Tech Support

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), allows students to investigate the uses of communication technology in the modern world, making decisions about being dependent on such technology.Satellite navigation (sat nav) and GPS (Global Positioning System) location devices are highly...
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Identifying Sensors

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), introduces students to methods of how to identify what components can be used as electronic sensors.The resource is designed so that students will know that:• a sensor is a transducer whose electrical characteristics react to an energy transfer•...
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Sensors Decisions

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), introduces students to how we use sensors in a circuit that will make decisions.The resource is designed so that students will know that:• a sensor is an input transducer• sensors are part of an electronic system• sensors can be inputs to...
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Sensors Systems

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), introduces students to how we use sensors in a circuit that will make decisions.The resource is designed so that students will:• Know that sensors are part of an electronic system• Know that sensors can be inputs to electronic systems• Appreciate...
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Totally in Control (11-14)

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Build Your Own Robot Arm

This resource sets the challenge of designing a robot arm which can pick up a cup from a defined distance. Students then evaluate their design and suggest modifications. They are also asked to consider which scientific and algebraic principles could be applied to the activity as well as considering their...
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Brompton Bicycle: Food Cycle Route

In this set of six lessons, students are briefed to design, make and evaluate a food product suitable for use with a Brompton bicycle. The activities are presented in the context of a real company and include challenges that reflect the food technology strand of the design and technology curriculum.Lesson 1: ...
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