Our topic will begin with an Electricity workshop, where will be hands on making circuits, learning and understanding symbols and making sure we are always safe with electricity.
We will cover the following objectives:
Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
Use recognized symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram
What is electricity?
Recognise and explain what is needed for a circuit to work
The symbols for cell, battery, switch, motor and buzzer
Construct simple circuits
Predict whether a circuit will work from a diagram
Find faults and correct them
Find and present conclusions
Create a steady hand game
In English we will write:
Scientific investigations Newspaper article – electricity has run out
Report on the light bulb invention
Non-fiction – renewable energy
This will be our class read for the beginning of term.
If you like the book there is another in the series called 'Mission Gone Wild'.