Age range: 11-14
Duration: 0-29 mins
  • D&T
  • Engineering

Programmable systems of the future

Design a future programmable system to meet user needs

As technology progresses, programmable systems are being increasingly utilised at home and in industry. What will the programmable systems of the future be like and how will we use them? In this activity, students apply what they have learnt about the uses and designs of programmable systems to invent their own to meet a specific user need.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging activity in which students look to the future and consider what they have learnt so far about programmable systems to design their own that meets a user need.

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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