Age range: 11-14 | 14-16
Duration: 0 - 29 mins
  • D&T
  • Physics

Antennas explained

Look at what the antenna does in a radio system

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Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

In this activity students complete tasks to consolidate their understanding of what the piece of metal called an aerial or antenna actually does in a radio system.

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Antennas Explained activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links.



Explaining antennas - student handout looking at the properties of antennas and how they work.

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