Age range: 11-14 | 14-16
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D&T
  • Physics

Design an information system

Solve a problem: creating an information display system for disabled people

The role of smart sensors in our everyday lives is becoming increasingly fundamental. The Smart Sensor Communications topic focuses on what smart sensors are, how they are being used today and how they can be innovative in the future.

We are surrounded by systems that convey information but is everyone able to access the information?

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

This activity introduces students to methods of looking at specific problems, using the research and knowledge gained to find solutions to the problem. Students are also encouraged to explore solutions, however improbable they may seem. This activity can be used as part of a ‘Design and Make’ activity.

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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