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Unit 2: Energy, materials, systems and devices

8552 Core technical principles

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Energy generation
  • Lesson 2 Energy storage
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  • Lesson 3 Modern materials
  • Lesson 4 Smart materials
  • Lesson 5 Composite materials and technical textiles
  • Lesson 6 Systems approach to designing
  • Lesson 7 Electronic systems processing
  • Lesson 8 Mechanical devices

There are 8 worksheets, 8 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This unit explores sections 3.1.2 – 3.1.5 of the new AQA 8552 Design and Technology GCSE. Energy generation from finite and non-finite sources is argued in the initial lesson before looking at energy storage in the second lesson. Developments in modern and smart materials, and their properties are covered in the following two lessons. The unit progresses to cover composite materials and technical textiles including GRP, CRP and Kevlar. Electronic systems and mechanical devices are covered in the final lessons.

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Toolkit

The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 of the AQA 8552 Design and Technology GCSE. Each unit contains:

  • PowerPoint slides for each topic
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

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    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Energy generation
    • Lesson 2 Energy storage
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 3 Modern materials
    • Lesson 4 Smart materials
    • Lesson 5 Composite materials and technical textiles
    • Lesson 6 Systems approach to designing
    • Lesson 7 Electronic systems processing
    • Lesson 8 Mechanical devices

    There are 8 worksheets, 8 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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