Age range: 11-14 | 14-16
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D&T
  • Maths
  • Physics

Microchip technology

Is it ethical to use microchip implants in pets and people?

Living in a highly technological world, where access to information and entertainment is at our fingertips, the Inform and Entertain Me topic is a gateway to engage and introduce students to the principles and technology that form the basis for communication devices that are used in our everyday lives.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

This engaging activity introduces students to the use of RFID technology. They investigate extensions to the use of such technology in various contexts.

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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Activity overview

Microchip technology activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links.



Animal Chips - student handout looking at chips in pets and people.



Pet ID - Podcast produced by Fun Kids Radio as part of the Techno Mum series, which aims to explain the technology behind RFID and pet ID tags.

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