ELECTRIC CIRCUITS (RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER)
In this workshop pupils build an electrical circuit to make Rudolph’s nose glow, a fire-fly’s tail light up or an angler fish’s lure shine. At KS2 pupils also look at conductors and insulators, switches and other electrical components.The circuits can be taken home at the end of the session.
• Electricity - Identify common appliances that run on electricity.
• Electricity - Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
• Electricity - Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is a part of a complete loop with a battery.
• Electricity - Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.
• Electricity - associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells uses in the circuit.
• Electricity - Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
WORKSHOP CAN BE BOOKED FOR?
All year round
NB: There is a charge for materials for this workshop of £0.80 per child attending (for all schools)