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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
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.
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
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
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)
Scientists and SI Units Posters (12)
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Scientists and SI Units Posters (12)

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A4 posters of some of the most famous scientists and engineers with the SI units that bare their names. Namely: Georg Ohm Alessandro Volta Andre-Marie Ampere Heinrich Hertz Joseph Henry Michael Faraday Isaac Newton James Watt James Joule Charles Coulomb Wilhelm Weber Nikola Tesla
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
QTC Torch Project
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QTC Torch Project

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A complete design and make project based on the design and construction of a torch using QTC pills as switches, two LEDS and a thyristor. The design and building of the project is divided into eight stages which can form the basis of individual sessions. The project includes the following detailed powerpoints: Introduction - 10 pages setting out the design brief and providing detailed 3D renderings of an examplar product Prototyping - 6 pages explaining the importance of prototyping Making the case - 11 pages demonstrating how a 2D package and laser cutter are used to produce torch body by laminating acrylic QTC Circuit: 13 pages describing how QTC works and how it is applied to the project Building the circuit - 2 pages showing PCB layout, component list and PCB design which can be used to manufacture the PCB Making the battery holder - 5 pages showing how copper strip is moulded to form a battery holder Laminating: 5 pages briefly setting out how acrylic can be laminated to make 3D models Finishing Techniques - 11 pages showing how files, wet and dry and buffing machines are used
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
GCSE Electronic Component Dominoes
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GCSE Electronic Component Dominoes

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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
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
Food Lesson Responsibility Badges
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Food Lesson Responsibility Badges

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I had a class who found it difficult to organise themselves when it came to tidying up at the end of a practical lesson. I produced these tags which are laminated and then attached to students’ aprons with safety pins. They are arranged into teams with a choice of six responsibilities for each member.
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
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 Electrical Principles Posters (20 posters)
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Basic Electrical Principles Posters (20 posters)

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Twenty bite-size snippets of key information relating to Electrical Principles / Science. Useful for revision and posters. It includes the following: Cells & Batteries: The difference between them Producing Heat: The effect of current flowing through a resistance Resistors in series: Example showing how total series resistance is calculated **Resistors in parallel: **Example showing how total parallel resistance is calculated **Resistors in parallel 2: **Example showing an easier way of calculating total parallel resistance Capacitor voltage ratings: Explains the effect on voltage rating for capacitors connected in series and parallel Capacitors in series: Examples showing how total series capacitance is calculated **Capacitors in series 2: ** Example showing an easier way of calculating total series capacitance Capacitors in parallel: Example showing how total parallel capacitance is calculated Charge in capacitors: Example showing how the stored charge is calculated RC Timing: Showing how the RC time constant is calculated **Magnetism: **Applications of soft iron, steel and copper **Induction: **Gives a brief description of mutual induction, self induction and dynamic induction **Transformers: **Labeled diagram of transformer and example calculation showing how secondary voltage is calculated **Self induction: **Explanation of self induction and example of calculating EMF Capacitor theory: Showing how capacitance is calculated if the physical characteristics are known Force, Mass and Acceleration: Example of F = m x a **Inductive and Capacitive Circuits: **Brief description on current and phase in capacitors and inductors **SI Units: **A table showing common electrical units **Formulae: **A table showing common electrical formulas
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
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)