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It's for you...how a mobile phone works

Activities

Children should learn about the part science has played in the development of modern devices.

* Talk to them about recent developments in mobile phones: text messaging, predictive text, conferencing and other innovations. Ask them to devise a mobile phone for someone in a particular career or activity.

* Research the lives and work of Alexander Graham Bell, James Maxwell, Jagadish Chandra Bose and Guiglemo Marconi.

Curriculum link:

Design amp; technology 5a Investigate and evaluate a range of familiar products, thinking about how they work and the views of the people who use them.

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