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Episode 101: Introduction to Circuits

These activities, from the Institute of Physics, look at electrical circuits. They provide a review of previous knowledge and introduce the language needed to cope with the greater depth of learning at post-16 level. Activities include: • a discussion about electrical circuits to reinforce knowledge and highlight...

A teachers guide to disruptive technologies

This guide to disruptive technologies provides ideas and rationale for why disruptive technologies should be taught as part of the Design and Technology secondary and post-16 curriculum. It provides examples of disruptive technologies, discusses how they might be introduced in a classroom setting and supports in...

Electronics Shelves

This resource from Boxford describes the development of a shelf stand used to store electronics parts boxes and wires. Exemplar CAD files are presented to aid manufacture of the product using CNC machines and pictures of the finished product are shown.

DougaryDigd

This resource from Boxford describes the design and manufacture of a novel instrument. It includes CAD files for all of the parts required, images of CAD models of the circuit and the component parts, and pictures and video of the finished product. The process of designing the instrument is described in detail....

Plan your own scheme of work - Jamble

2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.

Understanding electronic principles

These electronics resources from Kitronik help students to:

  • Understand simple electronic components
  • Identify circuit symbols
  • Calculate resistance values
  • Calculate capacitor values
  • Understand how a potential divider works
  • Understand components such as...

Satellite Telemetry Interpretation

As part of the FUNcube STEM satellite outreach programme we have developer a student and teachers pack showing how to interpret rea data from graphs.

These can be found at: https://funcube.org.uk/education-outreach/

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Produced for Future Morph, this resource includes a video in which a student talks about his course in electrical and electronic engineering. He describes how one project was to make and test a circuit that included a light-sensitive resistor. A second activity describes a class experiment...

Electrical Principles

23 pages of study materials for Level 2 Electrical Principles. Can be used as lesson slides, students revision or can be printed out and used as posters. Individual slides can also be downloaded from www.clarvis.co.uk

  • Cells and batteries
  • Magnetism &...

First steps in using BBC micro:bit for control and physical computing

Since the BBC micro:bit became commercially available last year there is much more information now available about how to access the many features which make the micro:bit such a powerful tool for cross-curricular STEM projects.  This guide is mainly concerned with how to create programs in the Microsoft PXT block...

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