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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...

Mince Flies

This resource looks at the environmental impact of our food choices in terms of water usage, world food supply and greenhouse gas production. The activities aim to challenge students' fears and prejudices about the foods common to other cultures and to consider the importance of eating insects as a source of...

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