Exploring electrical and mechanical systems: the need for control in design and technology

In this lesson, we will continue to explore inputs, processes and outputs by integrating an electrical system with a mechanical system. We will build a mechanical system and integrate an electrical system and evaluate this product. We will also explore some other inputs and outputs and explore which ones we could use. Such as, different switch types as inputs and bulbs, buzzers, etc., as outputs. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is control technology?

1/3

Q2.When we build an electrical system we use components, can you identify the group of electrical component parts?

2/3

Q3.What is meant by the term electrical conductor?

3/3

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is control technology?

1/3

Q2.When we build an electrical system we use components, can you identify the group of electrical component parts?

2/3

Q3.What is meant by the term electrical conductor?

3/3

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Exploring electrical and mechanical systems: The need for control in Design and Technology

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What part of a mechanical system is an output?

1/5

Q2.What electrical component needs to be added to a mechanical system to make it move?

2/5

Q3.What key mechanism did we explore when making our mechanical system?

3/5

Q4.What is an input on an electrical system?

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Q5.What part of the mechanical system did we connect the electrical circuit to?

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Quiz:

Exploring electrical and mechanical systems: The need for control in Design and Technology

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What part of a mechanical system is an output?

1/5

Q2.What electrical component needs to be added to a mechanical system to make it move?

2/5

Q3.What key mechanism did we explore when making our mechanical system?

3/5

Q4.What is an input on an electrical system?

4/5

Q5.What part of the mechanical system did we connect the electrical circuit to?

5/5

Lesson summary: Exploring electrical and mechanical systems: the need for control in design and technology

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