Electricity was the last science unit to cover in year 4 this year. If you want to learn about electricity there are some useful links and resources below:
Lots of clips about electricity:
Some simple electricity experiments to try:
Stone Age people didn't have electricity, what did they use for light and heat?
The national curriculum states that by the end of year 4 you should be able to:
- identify common appliances that run on electricity
- construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
- identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
- recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
- recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.