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Lesson overview:Developing an idea

  • develop a simple design specification to guide their thinking
  • use exploded diagrams to develop and communicate their ideas
  • develop a simple design specification to guide their thinking
  • use exploded diagrams to develop and communicate their ideas

Some experience of writing and modifying a program e.g. Scratch

Understanding of the essential characteristics of a series circuit and experience of creating a battery-powered, functional, electrical product.

Reed switch, toggle switch, push-to-make switch, push-to-break switch, light dependent resistor (LDR), tilt switch, light emitting diode (LED) USB cable, wire, insulator, conductor, crocodile clip, control, microprocessor, program, system, input device, output device, function, innovative, design specification, design brief, user, purpose, exploded, isometric, prototype

Equipment Required

Computer / iPad with internet access, construction materials i.e. card, scissors, tape, paper.

Content guidance

Equipment requiring safe usage.

Supervision Level

Adult supervision recommended.