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Make Your Pitch

This activity focuses on promoting a product to a particular target user group. Teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurial skills are required to design, brand and market a new Nintendo Wii product.

In this activity, students are provided with an opportunity to explore, and consequently understand, their...

Marketing Your Product

This activity focuses on promoting a product to a particular target user group. Teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurial skills are required to design, brand and market a new Nintendo Wii product. ‘Make your pitch!’ provides students with an opportunity to explore and consequently understand their chosen user group...

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...

Mobiles and Tissues

Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation and they penetrate into human tissue. There is still a significant debate about the safety of holding even a low power microwave transmitter next to your brain or keeping it in a trouser pocket. The possibility of damage to bodies may be particularly significant...

Properties of 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...

Smart Sensors 2

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), introduces students to how sensors can be used in smart applications of electronic systems.

The resource is designed so that students will know:

• about the difference between simple sensors and smart sensors
• about some...

Body Centric Antenna

In this activity, from the Institution of Engineering and technology (IET), students investigate a use of electronic systems to improve health care.

They study a case where a Body Centric Antenna (BCA) increases the speed at which data can be made available to health professionals and produce a short...

Let There be Light 2: Design and Make

In this activity from the Institution of Engineering and technology (IET), students investigate the photovoltaic effect by designing and making a solar power night-light circuit. This could form the basis of a design and make assignment project in design and technology with cross-curricular links with science....

I Can See Clearly Now (11-14)

This resource looks at the effective use of low energy light bulbs and how they have enabled the waterfront at Durban in South Africa to be transformed. The first activity sets the scene by showing how lighting is not only a technical process but has a social impact too. It then presents students with the challenge...

What Am I?

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and technology (IET), asks students to investigate a simple piezoelectric device. The engineers behind the Watt Nightclub in Rotterdam investigated the use of the piezoelectric effect to turn the energy created by clubbers on the dance-floor into power for the...

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