Bright sparks will have fun exploring electricity, moving from making simple circuits using playdough, battery packs and LED bulbs for L1 students, to making working torches and measuring brightness for L4. Students see how a solar powered car works and make a battery from salty water. Finally, they build their own anemometer to investigate the windiest place on the school grounds. The activities are sequential, each building on preceding learning, to build an understanding of electrical currents, conductivity, circuits, resistance and insulation. Curriculum strands: Physical World, Nature of Science. Curriculum links to numeracy and literacy.
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