Children will learn about what electricity is and how it was discovered. They will identify which appliances use electricity in their homes and how to keep themselves safe. Children will construct circuits, start to create pictorial circuits and conduct an investigation into how easily different types of switches can break and reconnect a circuit. See below the links to further information and activities.
Circuits and Conductors - A great game allowing children to create circuits and investigate conductors online.
Energy and the Environment - Clear introduction to renewable and non-renewable sources of electricity.
Electricity App - Electricity iPad app which includes interactive 3D
Electrical symbols pairs activity (will require logging into Purple Mash - see Mr. O'Leary if you have forgotten these details).
Today we learnt that materials which are conductors allow an electric current to pass through them and that insulators do not allow electricity to pass through. We tested a range of materials to see which category to sort them into. We then noticed a pattern between all the conductors we tested...
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