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World foods lesson
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World foods lesson

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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
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
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
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)
Component ID animated starter
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Component ID animated starter

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Powerpoint document: A picture of a component and its symbol are presented on the screen. The first click reveals the component name and the seconds click reveals the function of the component. Good as a lazy starter or plenary activity. Includes the following components: Resistor Preset resistor Capacitor LDR LED Diode Transistor FET Thyrsior PIC Microcontroller
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)
Electrical equipment flashcard activity
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Electrical equipment flashcard activity

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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.
Year 7 Food Technology Course (33 page workbook)
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Year 7 Food Technology Course (33 page workbook)

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An introductory workbook scheme for Year 7 students who are new to Food Technology. The workbook guides students through the fundamentals of health, hygiene, safety, use of equipment, nutrition, sensory testing and design of a product. Included are recipes for lemonade, fruit salad and coleslaw which allow students to explore a range of equipment and ingredients. A design task involves students planning, making and evaluating a pasta salad. Page 1&2: Targets & Assessments - (Pages for students and teachers to assess learning and set targets) Page 3: Hygiene and Safety Rules of the Food Technology Area Page 4: Safety Rules for A Safe Kitchen - (worksheet) Page 5: Food Hygiene - (worksheet) Page 6&7: Washing & tidying up (worksheet) Page 8: Kitchen Equipment (worksheet) Page 9: Health and Safety rules Page 10&11: Cookers and Hobs (worksheets) Page 12: Lemonade Page 13: Health plate Page 14: Health plate (worksheet) Page 15&16: Healthy Eating (worksheets) Page 17: Vitamins and Minerals worksheet Page 18: Recipe for fruit salad Page 19&20: Nutrition test Page 21-23: Food sensory testing (worksheets) Page 24: Coleslaw recipe Page 25: Sensory testing of coleslaw made by two different methods (worksheet) Page 26: Designing an pasta salad (worksheet) Page 27: Pasta salad design specification (worksheet) Page 28: Pasta salad ideas (sketch page) Page 29: Pasta salad design (sketch page) Page 30: Planning the salad (flowchart worksheet) Page 31: Pasta salad evaluation (worksheet) Page 32: Packaging design (sketch page) Page 33: Sensory evaluation of pasta salad (worksheet) Page 34: Personal evaluation of the course (worksheet)
Amplified Speaker Project (17 page workbook and PCB design)
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Amplified Speaker Project (17 page workbook and PCB design)

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A complete design and make project combining Electronics and Resistant Materials activities. The project includes the soldering of a ciruit board to produce a 5 Watt audio amplifier based on the low cost LM384 amplifier IC. All components can be sourced from rapidonline. The worbook guides students through the construction of the circuit, selecting tools,components and equipment and the design of the casing. This resource includes: A 17 page design and make workbook A PCB layout for the amplifier (Circuit Wizard file also available on request ed@clarvis.co.uk - (CWZ files can’t be added on TES) Workbook Contents Introduction Assessment and feedback sheet Health & Safety 1 Health & Safety 2 Health & Safety poster Circuit board layout and component list Identifying components 1 Identifying components 2 Identifying tools (electronics) Identifying tools (resistant materials Spotting good and poor quality soldered joints How PCBs are manufactured Using diagrams to describe how PCBs are made Explaining how a component is soldered in place Mind map for case design Design ideas Developed design
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
Musical Keyboard Project (15 page workbook, PCB design & SOW)
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Musical Keyboard Project (15 page workbook, PCB design & SOW)

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This Design and Make project involves students building a “stylophone” style musical keyboard. The package consists of: A 15 page workbook Scheme of work PCB Design to allow for the etching of the circuit board - for a more detailed Circuit Wizard PCB design file please email: ed@clarvis.co.uk The workbook guides learners through the design and manufacture of the project. Pages include circuit diagrams, PCB layout and component lists, areas for sketching case design ideas and for evaluations. Additional exercises are included relating to the identification of components and tools. The project uses 5-band resistors, a sheet is included for students to identify the correct values. The casing can be made to any design you wish but the workbook shows shows outline plans for a laser cut acrylic top cover. The SOW is simple & editable to your own needs.
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
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
Logic Gates Revision (7 pages)
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Logic Gates Revision (7 pages)

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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
Electrical tool identification activity
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Electrical tool identification activity

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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
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