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

New tech vs old tech

Compare developments in communications technology

Living in a highly technological world, where access to information and entertainment is at our fingertips, the Inform and Entertain Me topic is a gateway to engage and introduce students to the principles and technology that form the basis for communication devices that are used in our everyday lives.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

This engaging activity allows students to compare old and new technologies to experience how significant the advances in technology have been. The nature of microwaves is introduced, and students learn about their part in a cell phone 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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