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Electronic Symbols Activity & A3 poster
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Electronic Symbols Activity & A3 poster

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This resource consists of: Two colour worksheets showing images of components and a blank space to the right: students to cut out symbols of components and place in the corresponding location. There are two sheets covering 40 electronic components including input/output devices, semiconductors and passive components. Answer sheets are included. In addition an A3 poster is provided showing component images and the symbols that represent them. This can be printed out or projected onto board.
Electronic Tools Worksheets (x3)
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Electronic Tools Worksheets (x3)

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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
Resistor identification (ten differentiated exercises)
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Resistor identification (ten differentiated exercises)

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Ten differentiated colour codes exercises, students to calculate the resistor values using the colour code provided. Differentiation: Worksheets 1 to 5: Some bands are already identified Worksheets 6 to 10: No bands are identified (some unusual values also included)
Electronic Component ID Worksheets (x4)
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Electronic Component ID Worksheets (x4)

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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
Vegetable seasonality table & group activity
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Vegetable seasonality table & group activity

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This resource includes: An A3 seasonality table for UK vegetables A blank seasonality table Eleven images of fourteen different vegetables that can be cut out and pasted into the correct locations to produce a seasonality table. The purpose of the activity is for students to work in groups to record the seasonality of a range of ingredients. It could also be used to plan a dish depending on the current season and available vegetables. Similar resources are also available for fruits & meats
Fruit seasonality table & group activity
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Fruit seasonality table & group activity

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This resource includes: An A3 seasonality table for UK fruits A blank seasonality table Eleven images of fourteen different fruits that can be cut out and pasted into the correct locations to produce a seasonality table The purpose of the activity is for students to work in groups to record the seasonality of a range of ingredients. It could also be used to plan a dish depending on the current season and available fruits. A similar resource is also available for vegetables & meats
Electronics Homework (6 sheets)
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Electronics Homework (6 sheets)

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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)
Basic Cooking NOCN Workbook (9 pages)
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Basic Cooking NOCN Workbook (9 pages)

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A workbook originally written for an NOCN Entry Level Basic Cooking. This workbook contains: A blank recipe sheets with space for photographic evidence and assessment feedback Using The Cooker worksheet Recognising Equipment worksheet Eating a balanced diet (health plate) worksheet Storing Foods Safety worksheet (3 pages) Safety in the Kitchen worksheet Evidence sheet for working safely
Meat seasonality table & group activity
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Meat seasonality table & group activity

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This resource includes: An A3 seasonality table for meats available in the UK A blank seasonality table Images of animals that can be cut out and pasted into the correct locations to produce a seasonality table The purpose of the activity is for students to work in groups to record the seasonality of a range of ingredients. It could also be used to plan a dish depending on the current season and available meats. Similar resources are also available for fruits & vegetables
AS / A-Level Systems and Control Revision Workbook
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AS / A-Level Systems and Control Revision Workbook

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A comprehensive independent learning task for AS / A-Level Systems and Control students. A great tool for assessing students knowledge. It includes 18 pages of questions which require answers to be given in the form of written response, calculations, the drawing of circuit symbols and circuits. The main topics include: Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors Resistors, Resistance, Ohm’s Law, Potential Dividers and Series Circuits Capacitors and RC Circuits Input / Output Circuits Logic Gates Pulse Generators (Astable and Monostable)
A-Level Systems & Control Notes (44 pages)
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A-Level Systems & Control Notes (44 pages)

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A set of notes covering a broad range of electronics topics relating to A-Level Systems & Control. There are 44 pages and they cover the following topics: Symbols Conductors & Insulators Resistor colour codes Resistor suffixes, E12 E24 Potentiometer overview Capacitor types Applications of capacitors (coupling, decoupling, smoothing and timing) Diodes Diodes and back EMF Rectifiers Operational amplifiers Comparator circuit - temperature sensor Inverting amplifier Non-inverting amplifier & Buffer LEDs LED Characteristics Photodiodes Photoconductive and photovoltaic modes Phototransistors Optocouplers Optocoupler application Phototransistors Slotted optoisolators RC Timing RC Delays 555 Astable circuit Calculating astable frequency & Monostable circuit Bipolar transistors MOSFETs ESD DC Motors H-Bridge motor control description L293 half-bridge driver L293 continued PWM speed control Digital electronics - TTL and CMOS characteristics Logic levels, ESD and floating logic levels AND, OR and XOR symbols and truth tables NOT, NAND & NOR symbols and truth tables XNOR symbol and truth table Combinational logic 1 Combinational logic 2 4017 Decade counter
Hidden Sugar - (Complete lesson)
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Hidden Sugar - (Complete lesson)

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A complete lesson with the aim of raising awareness of the sugar content of processed foods. Students will learn how to read nutritional information on packaged products and determine their sugar content. To reinforce the high levels of sugar present, students will compare the sugar content of foods with their equivalent in sugar cubes, smarties and biscuits based on a practical investigation.
Electrical Engineering Formulae Posters (15 posters)
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Electrical Engineering Formulae Posters (15 posters)

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A collection of 15 colourful posters showing formulae used in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Inlcudes transposed versions of formula and diagrams. The resource is prepared for level 3 studies. Transformer ratios Inductive reactance Capacitive reactance Impedance Charging and discharging capacitors (time constant and instantaneous voltages Current & voltage in an RC circuit - with graphs Current & voltage in an RL circuit - with graphs Inductance of a coil Capacitance Resistance of a conductor (using resistivity) Resonance in LC circuits Three-phase circuits (Star connected) Three-phase circuits (Delta connected) Single phase quantities (peak, rms etc)
Interactive GCSE Electronic Circuits
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Interactive GCSE Electronic Circuits

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A powerpoint with animations demonstrating the operation of a number of basic circuits. Ideal for lazy starters and plenaries as well as general teaching. Slides progress by key-press to allow for directed questioning. The file is editable to your own needs. Potential dividers - Introduction to formula and three worked examples Potential dividers - Animation shows the voltage produced at the wiper of a potentiometer Light Dependent Resistors: Animation shows the output voltage produced as light level changes Comparator: Animation shows the effect on the output level for combinations of input levels Light Sensor: An animated description of the operation of an op-amp based dark activated switch circuit 555 Timer (Astable): Formula introduced and an animation shows the effect of changing timing capacitor value 555 Timer (monostable): Formula introduced and an animation shows the basic operating principle FET Driver: Single page simple explanation of a FET AND Gate: Animation showing the effect of changing input levels using a switch analogy and plotting a truth-table OR Gate: Animation showing the effect of changing input levels using a switch analogy and plotting a truth-table