Conductors and insulators activity

Conductors and insulators activity

40 cut out cards with images of a variety of insulators and conductors. Students to sort cards into: Insulator, Conductor and Not quite sure and stick or place over spaces on A3 sheet. The Not quite sure allows the opportunity for students to consider the effects of moisture or other external factors. There are more cards than spaces on the worksheet allowing the resource to be used with the same class more than once by selecting alternative cards.
clarvise
light sensor circuit

light sensor circuit

A short ppt/pdf set of slides showing a basic light sensor circuit. The ppt also has differentiated demonstration boards for soldering techniques/outcomes with moving interactive display on how to solder correctly and an activity on block diagrams. Added to this is the circuit itself which can be cut out and stuck in pupils books for labeling.
abiann123
Year 7 Electronics ELTs (6 worksheets)

Year 7 Electronics ELTs (6 worksheets)

Six worksheets used as an extended learning activity or homework. They cover the following topics: Soldering skills Electronics tools and equipment Electronic Components 1 Electronic Materials Electronic Components 2 Electronic Materials Resistant Materials (plastics)
clarvise
literacy and homework

literacy and homework

A booklet I used with a group of Year 9 's where you have a Technological word that the students then try to make up as many different words from the letters within it in a set time period. They then try to beat this target on a weekly basis. there is also a handy log for any homework set.
abiann123
Lesson Powerpoint for Fibre Optics BTEC Engineering

Lesson Powerpoint for Fibre Optics BTEC Engineering

A student friendly lesson powerpoint based on Fibre Optics. A selection of activities (starter, main, plenary) and leveled learning objectives. The content will help students understand the wider topic of the development of new technologies. Based on the Engineering Unit 1 specification but is versatile and be used in Design Technology and other STEM lessons. Attached are two photographs which show a simple but effective way to demonstrate fibre optics. Using a torch and a piece of clear Acrylic tube it can show how ‘light’ travels through the wire. This can used when showing the Polar Bear hair slide.
hridgus
STEM club schemes of work bundle

STEM club schemes of work bundle

Twelve themed schemes of work that can be used in STEM clubs or for fun science lessons. All practical lessons. Each scheme of work contains a number of lessons based around that theme that can be carried out over a number of weeks. for each lesson in each scheme of work there is a lesson plan which lists all equipment needed,how to set up and how to carry out the activity. and a colouful student instruction sheet which can be printed off and laminated or displayed on the board once upon a STEM star wars STEM christmas STEM easter STEM colour and fun themed STEM STEM the science of food valentines themed STEM Cosmetics themed STEM STEM practical challenges STEM Scavenger hunt Borax free slime recipes Bubble themed scheme of work
marissa03
electronics - timer circuit

electronics - timer circuit

Handy PPT set of slides looking at a timer circuit, very straight forward set of slides with moving GIF images. useful for the beginner teacher of electronics. Looking at components input - control - output etc. Students and teacher alike can follow the slides and be able to construct a basic timing circuit for KS3 pupils , it also display comparison images about correct and incorrect soldering techniques. I have used it with observations and ofsted.
abiann123
Mindset - thinking skills in DT

Mindset - thinking skills in DT

I use this poster every time a pupil says they ‘can’t do it’. Blow up to any size you wish and use it to differentiate your learners mindset. I use it as an encouragement aid which really works as it challenges the students to try and think differently.
abiann123
Electronic Component ID Worksheets (x4)

Electronic Component ID Worksheets (x4)

A set of four worksheets. From the images, students are to identify components, draw their symbols, describe their function and catagorise into inputs, outputs and processes where appropriate. A feedback/assessment box is included at the bottom of the fourth page. The components included are: Lamp LED Toggle switch 555 Timer Microphone Speaker Motor Microswitch Transistor Rectifier 7-segment display Push switch Diode Power transistor / MOSFET Peizoelectric transducer Tilt switch Relay Preset potentiometer Potentiometer Resistor Battery Electrolytic capacitor Ceramic capacitor Cell Polyester capacitor
clarvise
Electronic Tools Worksheets (x3)

Electronic Tools Worksheets (x3)

Three worksheets: students to identify tools used in the construction of electronic circuits and state their purpose. The worksheets include the following tools: Soldering iron Soldering iron stand Side cutters Long-nosed pliers Pliers Cross-head screwdriver Flat head screwdriver Desoldering pump Crimp tool Precision screwdrivers Solder Desoldering braid Safety glasses
clarvise
Rotations Organiser, How To organise and show progress over time in a folder.

Rotations Organiser, How To organise and show progress over time in a folder.

The main issues we had as a technology department is to show the students progress from one rotation to another. I have developed a ring bind folder organiser to help the teachers collate the information. The class Teacher can then hand the folder to the next teacher and it shows progress over time. Included in the document is a few templates. How to do rotations etc. You will store in the folder the following information Annual Rotation Class List (any new student this information requires updating by class teacher) Class Photos Seating Plan SOW (Class Teacher to assign their name next to the term) Class Analysis (Sisra) (Class Teacher to assign their name next to the term) Class Work Booklet (Class Teacher to assign their name next to the term) Homework Booklet (Class Teacher to assign their name next to the term)
raegannewc
Year 8 Speaker Project

Year 8 Speaker Project

Please find attached a 12 week planed sow practical for An animal speaker. My idea for to progress from the pringles tube speaker and to also include woodwork. It includes a step by step approach home to create the speaker from Rapid. I find this quite useful as the students work independently.
raegannewc
Full Introduction to Electronics

Full Introduction to Electronics

This is over 16 weeks of Electronics practical i do with Year 7. Included: PowerPoint Presentation on all lessons, with starter and tasks Work booklet that coincides with the PP End of unit test Extension tasks It covers all the basics: Circuit Boards Protoboards Series/Parallel Circuits Resistors Diodes L.E.D L.D.R Transistors Capacitors Soldering
luckyiffy
Product Design & Technology  Lighting Project - Resource powerpoint, lesson obs,  template, examples

Product Design & Technology Lighting Project - Resource powerpoint, lesson obs, template, examples

This project is based about a simple light concept based on a piece of PVC electrical conduit with a simple LED USB light. Students then develope the basic concept into a finished product. This project comes with supporting powerpoint and lesson objectives plus a student template and examples outcomes. All resources are fully editable to be adapted to meet the specific needs of your students. This offers the opportunity to cover product analysis, materials testing, polymer theory, design ideas, modelling, development and evaluation. The project has been trialed with Y10 students plus Y12 students but could be adapted to work with most year groups.
GPTechnology
Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)

Isometric Drawing & Rendering Guide/Presentation for KS3/4 (6 lessons)

6 lesson presentation for teaching drawing skills from scratch, up to complex isometric crating and rendering. Ideally used as a teacher led presentation guide, allied with demonstrations of each technique. Also useful as a set of homework tasks for pupils or simply independent learning and up-skilling of pupils drawing. Tasks include: Technique for freehand straight lines and circles Oblique * Basic shapes, More difficult shapes, Letters Isometric * Basic shapes, Cutouts, Cylinders, Crating, Complex shapes Exploded drawing Enlarged views Thick & Thin Lines Rendering * Acrylic, Wood, Glass, Metal Each lesson includes: Timing guidance, Lesson Objectives, Plenaries, Starters, Explanation for each task and Visual examples of outcomes.
daf01
Register Recaps - Lesson Starter Activities

Register Recaps - Lesson Starter Activities

5 Great lesson starter activities that can be adapted for ANY subject or curriculum. Activities are fun and focus on pupil choice for theory and literacy recap! Download the PowerPoint to use or adapt to suit your subject area. Brightly coloured with a simple layout: Knowledge Wheel: Students have to get from A-B by answering the questions correctly. However, if they want to get the most points, the must take the long route around, answering the more difficult coloured questions. This method gives students a choice and is differentiated for different levels of ability. Target Practice: Using 3 darts, students must select 3 questions to answer to try to get the most points. Question difficulty varies based on the number of points each colour is worth. Again, this method gives students a choice and is differentiated for different levels of ability. Keyword Scrabble: Students must figure out each of the keywords by answering the clues and matching the letters to the total number of points. This activity is a great way to check student understanding and correct spellings. Connect 4 Analysis: Students must connect 4 in a row, either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. At the top of each column there is a product analysis heading. Student can only connect 4 if they correctly analyse the product based on the heading. For example: Analysis the function of the torch, iPhone, fidget spinner and washing machine. Analysing the aesthetics of the watch, consumer of the baby toy, function of the fidget spinner and material of the Xbox pad. The gives students a choice from a range of analysis categories. Vocab Snap: Students have 2 minutes to match the vocabulary word to its definition. Using a mini whiteboard they can write, 5E…1C etc. This is a great way of embedding keywords and literacy easily.
ShaniceWelsh
Transistor astable construction project (presentation and PCB design)

Transistor astable construction project (presentation and PCB design)

A mini project involving the soldering together of a simple transistor based astable multivibrator causing two LEDs to flash alternatively. Students can investigate the effects of changing capacitance values. The circuit is designed for BC548 and BC108 transistors. I have used the circuit to allow students to develop their soldering skills and then to investigate the operation of the circuit. It can could also be used as the basis of other projects which require flashing LEDs. A PCB design is provided in the powerpoint. A Circuit Wizard file can be also be forwarded by emailing ed@clarvis.co.uk)
clarvise
Amplified Speaker Project (17 page workbook and PCB design)

Amplified Speaker Project (17 page workbook and PCB design)

A complete design and make project combining Electronics and Resistant Materials activities. The project includes the soldering of a ciruit board to produce a 5 Watt audio amplifier based on the low cost LM384 amplifier IC. All components can be sourced from rapidonline. The worbook guides students through the construction of the circuit, selecting tools,components and equipment and the design of the casing. This resource includes: A 17 page design and make workbook A PCB layout for the amplifier (Circuit Wizard file also available on request ed@clarvis.co.uk - (CWZ files can’t be added on TES) Workbook Contents Introduction Assessment and feedback sheet Health & Safety 1 Health & Safety 2 Health & Safety poster Circuit board layout and component list Identifying components 1 Identifying components 2 Identifying tools (electronics) Identifying tools (resistant materials Spotting good and poor quality soldered joints How PCBs are manufactured Using diagrams to describe how PCBs are made Explaining how a component is soldered in place Mind map for case design Design ideas Developed design
clarvise
Microcontroller training board project & workbook (PICAXE)

Microcontroller training board project & workbook (PICAXE)

This resource is based on the construction of training board using the guide provided. A ten page workbook guides students through practical activities to investigate the function of various commands. A PCB design and construction design sheet is provided to allow the manufacture of the training board by students or technician. The project is based on a PICAXE 18 microcontroller. A PCB design is provided but for a copy of the PCB layout in CWZ format please contact: ed@clarvis.co.uk (TES does not allow the attachment of these files), with a bonus 8pin and 18pin PICAXE download PCB. The training board consists of: 4 coloured LEDs connected to outputs A piezo sounder Two push switches connected to digital inputs A reset switch An LDR connected to analogue input A thermistor input connected to analogue input A potentiometer connected to analogue input The course workbook covers the following learning objectives: Part 1: Introduction Know what PIC stands for Know the advantages of a PIC over a conventional circuit Know how PICs can be programmed Part 2: Transducers and signal types Know the difference between an input transducer and an output transducer Know the difference between a digital and analogue signal Know which transducers use analogue signals Know which transducers use digital signals Part 3: Turning things on and off Know how to use the HIGH command Know how to use the LOW command Know how to use the TOGGLE command Know how to use the WAIT command Know how to use the PAUSE command Part 4: Using the PINs command Know the advantage of the PINS command Know how to use the PINS command Part 5: Making decisions Know how to use the IF command Part 6: Subroutines Know the advantages of using subroutines Know how to write a program using subroutines Know how to use the GOSUB command
clarvise
Sustainable Design and The Environment

Sustainable Design and The Environment

A resource to explore the environmental and ethical and moral impact of design and manufacturing on the planet. Several case studies are used to explore sustainability issues and the ethical alternatives. I made it as an optimistic resource that shows students there are viable, sustainable alternatives to current, unsustainable design and manufacturing. Concepts and content includes, sustainable and unsustainable design, renewable and non renewable energy sources, product life cycle analysis, six R’s of sustainability, up cycling and the hidden costs of design.
mikeyscreen64
Criterion 1-7 Complete Major Project Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 1-7 Complete Major Project Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through ALL 7 Criterion of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks (26) for each specific criterion to fully cover the new requirements. Almost all tasks have a starter task, accompanying worksheet, guidance & explanation, previous high attaining examples, and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Success criteria is perfect for peer marking or to aid summative and formative teacher assessment. Tasks and resources are ideally used as individual lessons over a period of **4-6 months **for the creation of the personal major project. Can be used as presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
daf01
Criterion 7 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 7 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 7 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Product User Testing, Evaluation Against Specification, Conclusion & Improvements Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
daf01
Criterion 5 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets

Criterion 5 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets

Step by step guide through Criterion 5 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Cutting List, Production Plan, and Orthographic Drawings Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
daf01
Criterion 4 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 4 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 4 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Probably the most difficult criteria to gain full marks in, due to the range of outcomes and required detail of documentation. Broken down into individual tasks including: Design Selection, Sketch Development, CAD Development, Card Modeling, Possible Construction, Construction Testing, Final Design Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
daf01
Criterion 3 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 3 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 3 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Inspiration Board, Design Ideas, Line & Rendering, Annotation & Presentation, Evaluation Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
daf01
Criterion 2 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 2 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 2 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Product Research, Product Analysis, Questionnaire Creation, Questionnaire Analysis, Size Location & Anthropometrics, and Specification. Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
daf01
Criterion 1 Guide -  New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Criterion 1 Guide - New IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials (2018-22) (Presentation and worksheets)

Step by step guide through Criterion 1 of the major project for new IGCSE Cambridge Resistant Materials syllabus (2018-2022). Broken down into individual tasks including: Page Layout, Context, Situation, Mindmap, User & Design Brief. Provides pupils with a comprehensive guide to achieving full marks in the strand. Each task, has a starter task, accompanying worksheet, previous high attaining examples and success criteria broken down into sub sections of 3 bands to aid pupil understanding. Can be used as a presentation for teachers or simply given to pupils as a guide book. Tailored to Cambridge syllabus, but will work well with all GCSE Resistant Material courses.
daf01
Electronic Componants Worksheet

Electronic Componants Worksheet

This worksheet allows students to explore knowledge of a range of electronic components: -Resistors -Capacitors -Batteries -LEDs DIP and DIL Students must also learn to recognise symbols for the components. This was used alongside a Year 8 Speaker Project.
megan_skinner1
Incremental Design Development and Testing guide

Incremental Design Development and Testing guide

Examples and guidance of how to document and present the incremental design development of a product. Guidance includes examples of sketching, CAD modelling, Prototype testing, Annotation and Layout. Ideal for GCSE design projects for modeling or development sections, but can also be used by year 9 pupils as an introduction to development diaries.
daf01
Isometric Crating, Presentation & Annotation guide

Isometric Crating, Presentation & Annotation guide

Presentation about how to crate complex shapes or designs in an isometric view, building for basic to complex. Examples showing development of a design, presentation using black marker pens and annotation to fully explain and present idea
daf01
Questionnaire Creation & Analysis

Questionnaire Creation & Analysis

Two lesson presentation including: How to identify key information needed for a user questionnaire Useful question types and layout Question types to avoid Presentation of data Common problems with analyzing data Ideal for older KS4 GCSE or older KS3 pupils to guide the research of their design projects and better meet the needs of target market and individual users.
daf01
Design Technology Robotics Project. Lesson Plans and Work booklet

Design Technology Robotics Project. Lesson Plans and Work booklet

This is a great project i do with year 8. It brings together, traditional hand cutting, CAD/CAM, Electronics and Computer programming. Brief: Students are to design and make a programmable robotic buggy. Outline: Students design a profile, prototype out of card board, then cut out of acrylic using a scroll/coping saw. Wheels are designed then cut out using the laser cutter. Circuit board is soldered together. Genie chip is programmed to bring the buggy to life. Recommended time frame is around 13/14 weeks (double lessons) Included: Lesson plans Editable work book Power Point presentation on robots and sensors
luckyiffy
Musical Keyboard Project (15 page workbook, PCB design & SOW)

Musical Keyboard Project (15 page workbook, PCB design & SOW)

This Design and Make project involves students building a “stylophone” style musical keyboard. The package consists of: A 15 page workbook Scheme of work PCB Design to allow for the etching of the circuit board - for a more detailed Circuit Wizard PCB design file please email: ed@clarvis.co.uk The workbook guides learners through the design and manufacture of the project. Pages include circuit diagrams, PCB layout and component lists, areas for sketching case design ideas and for evaluations. Additional exercises are included relating to the identification of components and tools. The project uses 5-band resistors, a sheet is included for students to identify the correct values. The casing can be made to any design you wish but the workbook shows shows outline plans for a laser cut acrylic top cover. The SOW is simple & editable to your own needs.
clarvise
Component ID animated starter

Component ID animated starter

Powerpoint document: A picture of a component and its symbol are presented on the screen. The first click reveals the component name and the seconds click reveals the function of the component. Good as a lazy starter or plenary activity. Includes the following components: Resistor Preset resistor Capacitor LDR LED Diode Transistor FET Thyrsior PIC Microcontroller
clarvise
QTC Torch Project

QTC Torch Project

A complete design and make project based on the design and construction of a torch using QTC pills as switches, two LEDS and a thyristor. The design and building of the project is divided into eight stages which can form the basis of individual sessions. The project includes the following detailed powerpoints: Introduction - 10 pages setting out the design brief and providing detailed 3D renderings of an examplar product Prototyping - 6 pages explaining the importance of prototyping Making the case - 11 pages demonstrating how a 2D package and laser cutter are used to produce torch body by laminating acrylic QTC Circuit: 13 pages describing how QTC works and how it is applied to the project Building the circuit - 2 pages showing PCB layout, component list and PCB design which can be used to manufacture the PCB Making the battery holder - 5 pages showing how copper strip is moulded to form a battery holder Laminating: 5 pages briefly setting out how acrylic can be laminated to make 3D models Finishing Techniques - 11 pages showing how files, wet and dry and buffing machines are used
clarvise
Basic Electrical Principles Posters (20 posters)

Basic Electrical Principles Posters (20 posters)

Twenty bite-size snippets of key information relating to Electrical Principles / Science. Useful for revision and posters. It includes the following: Cells & Batteries: The difference between them Producing Heat: The effect of current flowing through a resistance Resistors in series: Example showing how total series resistance is calculated **Resistors in parallel: **Example showing how total parallel resistance is calculated **Resistors in parallel 2: **Example showing an easier way of calculating total parallel resistance Capacitor voltage ratings: Explains the effect on voltage rating for capacitors connected in series and parallel Capacitors in series: Examples showing how total series capacitance is calculated **Capacitors in series 2: ** Example showing an easier way of calculating total series capacitance Capacitors in parallel: Example showing how total parallel capacitance is calculated Charge in capacitors: Example showing how the stored charge is calculated RC Timing: Showing how the RC time constant is calculated **Magnetism: **Applications of soft iron, steel and copper **Induction: **Gives a brief description of mutual induction, self induction and dynamic induction **Transformers: **Labeled diagram of transformer and example calculation showing how secondary voltage is calculated **Self induction: **Explanation of self induction and example of calculating EMF Capacitor theory: Showing how capacitance is calculated if the physical characteristics are known Force, Mass and Acceleration: Example of F = m x a **Inductive and Capacitive Circuits: **Brief description on current and phase in capacitors and inductors **SI Units: **A table showing common electrical units **Formulae: **A table showing common electrical formulas
clarvise
Ks3 Design Technology Homework

Ks3 Design Technology Homework

Ks3 homework for Design Technology. It is based on the Nando’s takeaway homework sheets. However, have adapted it for certain areas. Two for Year 8 & 1 for Year 7. Please feel free to use and adapt. Good for ideas. Any feedback appreciated. Enjoy
dan1027