D&T GCSE Edexcel

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Unit 3: Energy, materials, devices and systems

1DT0 Core content

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Topic 1 Energy generation
  • Topic 2 Powering systems
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  • Topic 3 Modern and smart materials
  • Topic 4 Composite materials
  • Topic 5 Technical textiles
  • Topic 6 Mechanical devices
  • Topic 7 Electronic systems
  • Topic 8 Programmable components

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

Summary

This unit explores sections 1.3 - 1.7 of the new Edexcel 1DT0 Design and Technology GCSE. Energy generation from finite and non-finite sources is argued in the initial lesson before looking at energy storage and powering systems in the second lesson. Developments in modern and smart materials, and their properties are covered in the third lesson and composite materials and technical textiles are investigated in the following two lessons. Mechanical devices is the topic of lesson six followed by two closely linked lessons covering electronic systems and programmable components to finish the unit.

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The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification the Edexcel 1DT0 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...

  • Areas Covered

    • Topic 1 Energy generation
    • Topic 2 Powering systems
    • Download sample topic below
    • Topic 3 Modern and smart materials
    • Topic 4 Composite materials
    • Topic 5 Technical textiles
    • Topic 6 Mechanical devices
    • Topic 7 Electronic systems
    • Topic 8 Programmable components

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

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