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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Science

This term we are going to be learning all about electricity! Here are the objectives we will be covering; 
 

  •  identify common appliances that run on electricity

 

  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers

 

  •  identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery

 

  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit

 

  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.

Wider Learning

 

Go Online: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs

 

Go Online: A comprehensive site about Electricity and the Environment where children can learn about renewable and non-renewable sources of electricity, global warming, etc. There are a few interactive games and activities as well. http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/science/energy-and-the-environment/introduction/

 

Watch it: The story of electricity - https://youtu.be/0zif9w_vqx0

 

Make it: Build some squishy circuits with playdough! This TED Talk explains how to turn your kitchen into an electrical engineering lab - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M3Dow20KlM

 

Go Online: http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/

 

Play it: Wired is a free puzzle-platform game where you wire up electrical circuits to progress through the levels (Windows or Mac computers; needs a keyboard and mouse) - https://wiredthegame.com/

 

Visit: The Science Museum - https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/energy-hall

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