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, activities and a video explaining the difference between conductors and insulators.
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).
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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