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Subject key:

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

Student age:

  • 11-14
  • 11-14
  • 11-14
  • 14-16
  • 16+
WiFi box

Antennas Explained

Science Design and Technology Appropriate for children aged 11 to 14 Appropriate for children aged 14 to 16

Type: StarterDuration: 20 mins

Body centric communications have abundant applications in personal healthcare, smart homes, personal entertainment, identification systems, space exploration and military. This topic investigates the driving technology behind body centric communications, explores current health applications of these devices, possibilities for the future and the ethical issues surrounding these advancements.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity students complete tasks to consolidate their understanding of what the piece of metal called an aerial or antenna actually does in a radio system.
The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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