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Subject key:

  • Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering
  • Maths
  • Computing

Student age:

  • 11-14
  • 11-14
  • 11-14
  • 14-16
  • 16+

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FREE TEACHING RESOURCES - classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games and quizzes. Search for resources to use in your classroom and ideas for extension and homework. You can use these resources on their own, with related resources, and as part of the cross-curriculum.

The IET Faraday resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License.

BBC microbit and lightbulb

Videos: 1

Automatic Lighting - Main

Design and Technology Computing Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: MainDuration: 120 mins

Learners will develop their programmable lighting system using the BBC micro:bit.

BBC microbit and bag alarm

Videos: 1

Bag alarm - Extension

Design and Technology Computing Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: ExtensionDuration: 30 mins

Learners will design a fully integrated product. They will investigate and apply methods to attach their device to a piece of clothing.

BBC microbit and bag alarm

Videos: 1

Bag alarm - Main

Design and Technology Computing Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Duration: 120 mins

Learners will develop their programmable system using the BBC micro:bit and the device’s inbuilt accelerometer to detect movement.

BBc microbit and running man

Videos: 1

Beep tester - Extension

Design and Technology Computing Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: ExtensionDuration: 30 mins

Learners will test their product against the design criteria and suggest possible improvements.

BBc microbit and running man

Videos: 1

Beep tester - Main

Design and Technology Computing Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: MainDuration: 120 mins

Learners will use a vacuum former to manufacture a suitable casing.

Challenge box with Faraday elements flying out from it.

Videos: 1

Coding the Future Challenge

Science Design and Technology Engineering Diploma Mathematics Computing Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: ChallengeDuration: 420 mins

A STEM activity in which students work together to code their BBC micro:bit for a real-life application.

BBC microbit and flood warning sign

Videos: 2
Quiz: 1

Flood warning system - Main

Design and Technology Computing Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Duration: 120 mins

Learners will develop their programmable system using the BBC micro:bit using a moisture sensor to detect the water level in the system.

BBC microbit and heart rate monitor

Videos: 1

Heart rate monitor - Extension

Design and Technology Computing Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14

Type: ExtensionDuration: 30 mins

Learners will design a fully integrated product. They will investigate and apply methods of attaching their device to a piece of clothing.