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Here you will find a wide range of materials for Design & Technology and Engineering.
Workshop License Workbook (12 pages)
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Workshop License Workbook (12 pages)

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A workbook to introduce students to aspects of health & safety in the workshop and work environment. It includes: Declaration front sheet Identifying chemical safety signs Identifying hazard signs Identifying mandatory signs Identifying prohibition signs Identifying safe condition / advisory signs Identifying PPE and their use Identifying workshop tools (x3) Identifying hazards - two very simple risk assessments
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
Electronic Products Revision Workbook (32 pages)
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Electronic Products Revision Workbook (32 pages)

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A 32 page workbook consisting of 32 worksheets. It was originally designed as a revision activity for my Year 11 GCSE Electronic Products students. It can also be used as a classroom resource. Advantages and disadvantages of different power sources Battery types Input and output devices Switch types Calculating resistor values Resistor labeling conventions Resistor preferred values (E12) Resistor preferred values (E24) Potential dividers Potential divider calculations x2 Potential dividers with LDRs and thermistors LED limiting resistor calculation x2 Comparators Capacitor types Calculating RC time constants 555 Astable circuit 555 Astable calculations x2 555 Monostable circuit 555 Monostable calculations Diodes Thyristors NPN Transistors Darlington transistors Signal types (analogue & digital waveforms) Buffers and NOT gates AND gates and OR gates NAND gates and NOR gates XOR gates and combined logic gates
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.
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)
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
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
Identifying saw types worksheet
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Identifying saw types worksheet

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Ideal for an easy starter or plenary activity. The sheet includes six images of tools for students to identify, name and give an example use. The following tools are inlcuded: Tenon saw Hacksaw Junior hacksaw Handsaw Coping Saw Mitre saw
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)
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.
Measuring & Marking Out Worksheets (2 pages)
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Measuring & Marking Out Worksheets (2 pages)

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Three worksheets consisting of a range of metal and wood working tools with a space for students to name and describe their purpose. The resource includes: **Measuring & Marking out wood ** Tape measure Steel rule Marking guage / mortice guage Trysquare Sliding Bevel Pair of compasses Measuring & Marking out Metal Steel rule Centre punch Scribe Vernier caliper Engineer’s square Dividers
PPE identification activity
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PPE identification activity

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8 flashcards to cut out of PPE equipment. Powerpoint provided with description of each. Students to place in order on worksheet provided. Resources also available on TES for download on the identification of tools and equipment - (23 tools and 40 pieces of electrical equipment)
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
Materials and their working properties (papers and boards) - online learning
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Materials and their working properties (papers and boards) - online learning

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This is an electronically editable research task consisting of 3 pages. Learners to find out the working properties, physical properties, applications and other information as appropriate and record their findings in the tables. It is based on the AQA GCSE Design & Technology specification and includes the following papers and boards: Bleed proof paper Cartridge paper Grid paper Layout paper Tracing paper Corrugated board Duplex board Foil lined board Foam core board Inkjet card Solid white board Check out my other resources to find additional tasks relating to resistant materials. A PDF version is also provided to allow the resource to be printed where learners have limited ICT access.
Cooking and healthy eating worksheets (6 pages)
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Cooking and healthy eating worksheets (6 pages)

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This resource consists of six worksheets suitable as quick activities in the classroom. The worksheets included are: Naming pieces of equipment Naming of electrical equipment Explaining what pieces of equipment can be used for Naming ingredients and stating if they need to be cooked or not Nutrition Health eating plate
Microcontroller training board project & workbook (PICAXE)
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Microcontroller training board project & workbook (PICAXE)

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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
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