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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 animated starter
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Electronic 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 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.
Combinational Logic Notes (12 pages)
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Combinational Logic Notes (12 pages)

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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.
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
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)
Conductors and insulators activity
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Conductors and insulators activity

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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.
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
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
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
Transistor astable construction project (presentation and PCB design)
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Transistor astable construction project (presentation and PCB design)

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A mini project involving the soldering together of a simple transistor based astable multivibrator causing two LEDs to flash alternatively. Students can investigate the effects of changing capacitance values. The circuit is designed for BC548 and BC108 transistors. I have used the circuit to allow students to develop their soldering skills and then to investigate the operation of the circuit. It can could also be used as the basis of other projects which require flashing LEDs. A PCB design is provided in the powerpoint. A Circuit Wizard file can be also be forwarded by emailing ed@clarvis.co.uk)
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 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.
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)
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.