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Activity 1Activity 1

Objectives:

• Select and use appropriate test equipment and test methods to include:
– multi-meter
• Undertake appropriate circuit testing to include:
– continuity testing

Resource Title:Investigating Conductors and Insulators:

Use a multimeter to investigate the properties of conductors and insulators by measuring continuity/resistance.


Investigating Conductors and Insulators - Investigating Conductors and Insulators
(pdf pdf file 73.62 kB - Downloaded 65 times)
Photocopiable worksheet for use in the classroom

Activity 2Activity 2

Objectives:

• Using resistor colour codes to identify resistor values to include:

– colour codes and their placement values
– tolerance and its affects on stated values
– using multipliers to identify larger resistance values

 Resource Title:Understanding Resistor Values and their Colour Codes:

 Template of fixed resistors for use in exercises

 

Resistors Activity Sheet

 

 


Understanding Resistor Values and their Colour Codes - Understanding Resistor Values and their Colour Codes
(pdf pdf file 36.57 kB - Downloaded 54 times)
Photocopiable worksheet for use in the classroom

 

Activity 3Activity 3a/3b

Objectives:

Forming Specifications to include:

-user needs
-relative importance of design considerations
-final testing of products

Resource Title:Testing Products against their Specifications

These general worksheets show the importance of specifications when testing and the need to understand other peoples needs when designing.


Testing Products against their Specifications 1 - Testing Products against their Specifications 1
(pdf pdf file 14.93 kB - Downloaded 33 times)
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Testing Products against their Specifications 2 - Testing Products against their Specifications 2
(pdf pdf file 20.2 kB - Downloaded 16 times)
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Activity 4Activity 4

Objectives:

• Demonstrate knowledge and application of:
– cells and batteries

Resource Title:Investigating Power Sources

The following resource compares battery types: their sizes and properties.


Investigating Power Sources - Investigating Power Sources
(pdf pdf file 230.16 kB - Downloaded 45 times)
Photocopiable worksheet for use in the classroom
 

Activity 5Activity 5

Objectives:

• Demonstrate knowledge and application in the design and making of simple circuit boards to include:
– copper track conductors
– circuit diagrams

Resource Title:Designing Circuit Board Layouts from Circuit diagrams 

TrackLayer Template

 

 

 
TrackLayer Circuit Board Designing - TrackLayer Circuit Board Designing
(pdf pdf file 103.4 kB - Downloaded 59 times)
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Activity 6Activity 6

Objectives:

• Demonstrate knowledge and application in the construction of circuits to include:
– breadboards

Resource Title:Designing Breadboard Layouts from Circuit Diagrams

 
Designing Breadboard Layouts from Circuit Diagrams - Designing Breadboard Layouts from Circuit Diagrams
(pdf pdf file 145.96 kB - Downloaded 44 times)
Photocopiable worksheet for use in the classroom

 

Activity 7Activity 7

Objectives:

• Construct an Alarm System to see how systems can be made by interlinking smaller subsystems:
– investigating the FastTrack pcb, membrane switch, Thyristor, LED

Resource Title: Investigating Systems and Subsystems


Intruder Alarm System - Intruder Alarm System
(pdf pdf file 142.59 kB - Downloaded 43 times)
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Yr 7 Scheme of Work – Using Control to Control a Display

Scheme of Work
Yr 7 D and T Unit Using Control to Control a Display - Yr 7 D and T Unit Using Control to Control a Display
(pdf pdf file 78.46 kB - Downloaded 29 times)

Yr 8 Scheme of Work – Using Control for Security

Scheme of Work
Yr 8 D and T Unit Using Control for Security - Yr 8 D and T Unit Using Control for Security
(pdf pdf file 68.08 kB - Downloaded 27 times)

Yr 9 Scheme of Work – Using Control for Electronic Monitoring

Scheme of Work
Yr 9 D and T Unit Using Control for Electronic Monitoring - Yr 9 D and T Unit Using Control for Electronic Monitoring
(pdf pdf file 67.38 kB - Downloaded 22 times)

Provided by QCA

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Personal Learning and thinking Skills
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills - QCA - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills - QCA
(pdf pdf file 231.11 kB - Downloaded 19 times)

Provided by the DfES

The Key Stage 3 Strategy

KS3 Strategy
Key stage 3 National Strategy - Key stage 3 National Strategy
(pdf pdf file 707.1 kB - Downloaded 38 times)

* Click on the above More tab to view the:-
– D and T National Curriculum
– Standards Site Examplar Schemes of Work for Yrs 7, 8 and 9
– QCA’s Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Framework

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