This unitintroduces children to the concept of electricity and the essentialrole it plays in everyday life. It introduces children to thehazards associated with mains electricity.
Experimental andinvestigative work focuses on:
thinking about whatis expected to happen and whether results support theprediction
exploring andtesting circuits
makingobservations and explaining what has been found out.
The unit linkschildrens everyday experiences of electricity to scientific ideasand the importance of following instructions to control risks tothemselves.
This unit takesapproximately 8 hours.
Builds on Unit 1CSorting and using materials and Unit 1D Light and dark
Linkswith Unit 2D and design and technology.
In this unitchildren will have opportunities to use:
wordsrelating to electrical circuits e.g. bulb, bulb holders,buzzer, battery, switch, circuit, connection, mains, wire, break ,motor, break, electrical conductor/insulator, series, positive andnegative poles
namesof materials, e.g. Plastic, metal
comparativeexpressions e.g. brighter, less bright
expressions ofreason using because, if, might
wordswhich have a different meaning in other contextse.g. circuit, break, bulb.
batteries, bulbs,bulb holders, buzzers and insulated wires
crocodile clips,battery holders
torches, electricaldevices which use batteries
drawings of simplecircuits which do not work