I use these activities as extension tasks for students who finish ahead of schedule, but they also help to bring elements of literacy and numeracy into electronics.
There are 11 tasks in total including cross words, adding resistor values, ohms law calculations and sorting words into nouns, verbs and adjectives.
I hope you find something useful in this little pack of activities.
The numeracy based questions include examples for students to follow.
A 54 page, easy to follow PowerPoint guide on how to create a PCB for a lap counter.
Can be used on its own or as part of the lap counter project bundle.
I use this project for year 9 students, but would be suitable for year 9 or 10, maybe even as GCSE project. Can be used for Electronics clubs etc.
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An E-Portfolio designed to support students learning through the development of the Lap counter project.
Teaches students about 555 monostable circuits, switch bounce, systems diagrams, counting circuits and more.
In addition to this the portfolio includes guidance for developing a task analysis and evaluation using ACCESSFMM as a framework.
This is also available as part of a bundle including a guide to develop the PCB and the circuit diagram.
This bundle includes how to guides for the development of a lap counter circuit diagram and PCB.
Also includes a Portfolio to be used as a teaching aid that teaches about switch bounce, 555 monostable circuits and the 7 segment display.
The portfolio also covers task analysis and evaluations using ACCESSFM as a framework.
I have also included one of my GCSE files about the 555 times, showing both astable and monostable calculations and mark/ space ratio.
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Easy to follow guide showing step by step how to create a circuit diagram for a lap counting circuit using Circuit Wizard from New Wave Concepts.
Can be used in conjunction with the other Lap counter files in this series, or on it's own.
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PowerPoint presentation including 51 slides with 51 circuit symbols and component names. Can be edited to include only the symbols that you wish to teach/ test students on.
Can be used in a number of ways:-
- As an on screen show with student individual whiteboards in order to test students knowledge
- As classroom posters to prompt students regarding the various components
- As a notes document so students can independently research the function of the components
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Following on from my lesson on Fossil Fuels, this lesson explores renewable energy sources.
Tarsia puzzle on fossil fuels used as a lesson starter and to recap previous lesson.
Information cards provided for students about a range of renewable energy sources.
Students to use post it notes to write down the advantages and disadvantages of each of the types of fuels (in groups, timed activity - suggested that each group has a different colour post-it note to ensure full participation)
Animated suggested answers to be revealed after the activity then a class discussion about the answers
Full instructions included on the slides.
Slides animated for extra interest
Based on the Eduqas GCSE Design and Technology specification, this range of starter activities introduce some of the technical principles as described by the specification.
This resource covers:-
Product Life Cycle
There are full instructions per slide with suggestions about how this resource can be used most effectively.
There are a range of student hand-outs designed to keep activities relevant, interesting and interactive.
The new far reaching design and technology specifications for GCSE students provide new challenges to teachers due to the vast range to be covered. I hope to help address these issues through my resources.
Further resources linked to this course will be published over the coming days and weeks.
Based on the Eduqas Design Technology Specification, this resource is aimed at developing students understanding of the different types of fossil fuels and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Fully interactive this resource encourages team work to read through information cards and then interpret their findings into a list of advantages and disadvantages for each of the fossil fuels.
Each slide has a full description about the suggested use.
Slides are animated to add interest.
Many more resources linked to the new design and technology specification to follow in the coming days and weeks.
Template for GCSE students.
GCSE students struggle to ensure that they have included everything that they need to gain maximum marks in their controlled assessment.
This E-Portfolio template can be used in one of two ways, either each individual student can edit their own copy with their own project details, alternatively this can be used as a reminder of what is needed on the page to be displayed to all students via the white board.
Aimed at encouraging thorough analysis and evaluation throughout the project and to encourage independent learning this portfolio has proved to be highly effective.
The 555 timer has been the staple of Electronics projects in school and for the hobbyist for many years.
Normally used in either Astable or Monostable, this 8 PIN little IC can be used in a wide range of projects.
Most Electronic Products exams have had at least one question relating to the 555 timer over the years. As the Design Technology syllabus broadens to include aspects of a Design Technology specialist areas this resource explains the calculations used to calculate the frequency of the astable circuit and the time delay of the monostable circuit, as well as the Mark : Space ration calculations.
Questions are included to test students knowledge.
This starter activity is a fun way of quizzing students on their electronics knowledge
The quiz is on a PowerPoint presentation uses hyperlinks to take you to the next question if you get the answer correct and incorrect answers to a game over page. There is even a 50/50 option to take away 2 incorrect answers.
This is editable so you can change the questions to suit your own means, but if you do so it is important to make sure you either edit the hyperlinks or always keep the correct answers in the same position.
This simple guide encourages the design of electronic circuits using the systems approach,
Students select the required input, process and output components from a wide range that have been provided.
Simple descriptions of the functions of the components are provided so students can select projects that will meet their requirements.
My students love this marble maze project as an interesting introduction into microcontrollers.
Based around the Genie CO8 Microcontroller the circuit uses LDRs to identify when a marble drops down the holes in the maze.
Here I have uploaded the Scheme of works, a student E-Portfolio and homework booklet, and a weekly teachers How 2 to be placed on screen.
The E-Portfolio also includes full instructions for the student about what is required and where.
Circuits wizard and 2D design files are available upon request at Nicoladuty@gmail.com, however the files are the wrong format to be added directly onto the site.
I hope your students enjoy this project as much as mine do. Please feel free to E-Mail me to request PCB and CAD files, simply specify the files you want and the name of the project.
This resource provides students with a range of circuits for them to develop using Circuit Wizard, then investigate the circuit properties and answer questions about the function of the circuits.
The resource helps to build a greater understanding of the function of the individualcomponents and the circuits as a whole.
Range of simple starters that you can either adapt with your own questions or use in their current form.
Aimed at ensuring full student participation these activities make use of whiteboards, traffic light cards and other activities.
Simple PowerPoint starter activity.
Students should be given whiteboards, the image of the components will be displayed on screen with the first click, students should draw the correct circuit symbol on their whiteboards and hold them up. The correct symbol will be displayed on the next click.
This set of resources gives you everything you need to plan and deliver a Mood Light Project.
Included within this pack you will find:-
- Week by week PowerPoint reminders for students to be displayed on whiteboards (this can be edited as required)
- Student E-Portfolio template with activities aimed at developing students knowledge and understanding, Including full instructions for student.
- How 2 guide showing students how to develop their own PCB using Circuit Wizard
Access Circuit wizard files here:-
- PCB template for students
- PCB example that can be used for less able students
- Circuit diagram
- 2D Design CAD/CAM files for the case of the product
Simple quiz on basic electronics principles.
A good starter activity for KS3 electronics students or KS4 design technology students requiring to develop their understanding of electronics.
More slides can be added with your own specific questions, just copy and paste either the tick or the cross slide and then add your own question, the animation is taken care of.
The idea is that students will stand up if the answer is correct and stay sat down for incorrect answers.
This physical activity gets students moving and ensures that they are all involved with no opportunity to avoid answering.