Technology-Small

TERM 1

Content

 

Controlled Assessment Autum/Spring Term

Students to design and make an electronic product

In order to complete the task the students will undertake the following Design activity

Investigation

Analysing the brief

Research

Specification

Design

Initial ideas

Review

Communication

Develop

Development

Final Design

In order to complete the task the students will also undertake the following make activity

Plan

  • Production plan

Make

  • Quality of manufacture
  • Quality of Outcome
  • Health and Safety

Test and Evaluate

 

Skills

 

Make products apply systems and control,computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), digital media and new technologies

Manufacturing circuit boards

Analyse and evaluate processes and products
Interpreting and communicating the results of analysis

 

TERM 2

Content

 

Focus: Diodes

Students will learn

Function and application of the following component used in electronic products:

diodes used as a protection device against back electric and magnetic fields (EMF)

Relays

Function and application of the following component used in electronic products:

relays used as an interface between primary and secondary circuits.

Units and calculations

Unit of Current (amp)

Unit of Resistance (ohm)

Unit of voltage (volt)

Unit of capacitance (farad)

Ohms law: V = I  x R

Time period: T = R x  C

Resistors in series:Rtotal = R1+R2+R3 eyc

Resistors in parallel: Rtotal = R1xR2/R1=R2

R1xR2/R1=R2

 

Skills

 

Design creatively

Manufacturing products using drills, 3D printers and etching tanks

Analyse and evaluate processes and products.

Design creatively
Apply systems and control

 

TERM 3

Content

Focus: Input components

Students will learn

Identification, function and application of the following input components used in the production of electronic products:

Sensors

light dependent resistor(LDR)

thermister

moisture sensor

piezo electric sensor

biosensors (conversion of biological response to an electrical signal)

Switch types

toggle

slide

rocker

key

push to make

push to break

tilt

Micro

reed

understand the terms and applications of the following switch types:

single pole single throw        (SPST)

single pole double throw      (SPDT)

double pole double throw      (DPDT)

 

 

Skills

Make products apply systems and control, computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
Analyse and evaluate processes and products.