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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.
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Electrical tool identification activity

Electrical tool identification activity

Flash card activity for electrical workshop tools and equipment. Set of 23 flashcards to cut out. A 23 page powerpoint gives a description of each tool and students to place or stick appropriate images over the six blank spaces on worksheet. Good for starters/plenary, appropriate tools can be selected depending on focus of the lesson. Tools covered are: Pipe bender Bending sprint Pliers Side cutters Claw hammer Battery drill Drill bit Hole saw Spirit level Stanley knife Hacksaw Junior hacksaw Screwdrivers PVC pipe cutter Pipe grips Steel tape measure Metal bender Continuity meter Proving unit Voltage detector Test plug
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Electrical equipment flashcard activity

Electrical equipment flashcard activity

An extensive flash card activity for electrical equipment and accessories. Set of 40 flashcards to cut out. A 40 page powerpoint gives the name of the equipment and students to place or stick appropriate images over the six blank spaces on worksheet. Good for starters/plenary, different cards can be selected depending on the content of the lesson.
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Combinational Logic Notes (12 pages)

Combinational Logic Notes (12 pages)

Twelve pages of notes based on the function of combinational logic circuits. Examples of combinational circuits are given and explanations of how to write truthtables and express logic functions using Boolean Algebra. The notes show the effect of combining a variety of logic gates and how logic gates. Combining two NOT gates to make a buffer Combining AND, OR and XOR gates with a NOT gate Writing truthables Multiple input AND and NAND gates Multiple input OR and NOR gates Multiple AND gate circuits Multiple OR gate circuits Combining AND, OR and NOT gates A note on algebra Inverting inputs The magical NAND gate - Combining NAND gates to form other gates The magical NOR gate - Combining NOR gates to form other gates Note: PART 1 is available to download as an introduction to logic gates.
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Logic Gates Revision (7 pages)

Logic Gates Revision (7 pages)

Seven pages of notes relating to logic gates. Building from the basics of the difference between analogue and digital signals and how logic levels can be represented by voltages. Circuit symbols, boolean expressions and truth tables are explored. This resource is an introduction to PART 2 which covers concepts of combinational logic. Logic and voltage levels Logic gates Logic gate symbols AND, OR and XOR gates NAND, NOR and XNOR gates NOT gates Propagation delay
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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)
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A-Level Systems & Control Notes (44 pages)

A-Level Systems & Control Notes (44 pages)

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
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Hidden Sugar - (Complete lesson)

Hidden Sugar - (Complete lesson)

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.
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Electronic Symbols Activity & A3 poster

Electronic Symbols Activity & A3 poster

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.
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GCSE Electronic Component Dominoes

GCSE Electronic Component Dominoes

Print and cut out the dominoes which consist of an image of a component and a description of another component. Students to align the dominoes in sequence so the description matches the appropriate adjacent image. The resource contains two separate sets: Set 1: Input and output components Set 2: Passive and active components
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Meat seasonality table & group activity

Meat seasonality table & group activity

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
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Vegetable seasonality table & group activity

Vegetable seasonality table & group activity

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
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Fruit seasonality table & group activity

Fruit seasonality table & group activity

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
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World foods lesson

World foods lesson

A lesson to introduce different fruits from around the world through sensory testing. Opportunity to discuss topics such as nutrition and healthy eating. Originally planned for a group of Y8 students with SEN. The resource consists of: A detailed lesson plan Animated powerpoint which shows fruit flying from countries of origin to the UK when clicked Images of friends to be cut out (and laminated) 8x A4 size pictures of fruits with name and flag identifying country of origin
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Measuring & Marking Out Worksheets (2 pages)

Measuring & Marking Out Worksheets (2 pages)

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
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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
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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
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Identifying saw types worksheet

Identifying saw types worksheet

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
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Electromagnetism - force and direction

Electromagnetism - force and direction

A two-page resource that shows: The direction of the magnetic field generated around a current carrying conductor The force exerted on a current carrying conductor Provided in pdf and powerpoint formats.
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