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Unformatted text preview: Lesso n Objective Input Activity (Including differentiation) Resources Plenary Wk1 1 & 2 To understand what is required to make current flow. To understand that circuits can be represented using symbols in a diagram. Need a double session for this lesson (all afternoon!) Explain to the children that we are going to be looking at electrical circuits. Ask the children to create a mind map about everything they know about electricity and circuits etc. Including vocabulary. On post-its children generate questions about electricity that they would like to find out during this unit. Explain to the children that they are going to be creating circuits today. Why are we using batteries to create our circuits instead of mains power? Split the children into small groups (ideally 3-4 depending on equipment) and give each group a resource box. Activity 1: Ask the children to make one of the bulbs light up using the equipment that they have been given. Give 5-10 mins. Mini-plenary: Get feedback from the first little experiment. Did anybody manage to get the bulb to light? Model how to draw an electrical circuit, explain that a ruler MUST be used for wires etc. Display the electrical symbols on the IWB. Tell the children that they are now going to receive a series of challenges. They must try to complete the challenges using the equipment that they have and they draw a neat circuit diagram for it in their books. Activity 2: Children complete the circuit challenges. Ensure an emphasis on accuracy of both the physical work and the diagrams....
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- Fall '11