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Electricity Science

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: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/resources/1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq99q6f/resources/1

 

Some simple electricity experiments to try:

https://www.science-sparks.com/category/key-stage-2-science/electricity/

 

Stone Age people didn't have electricity, what did they use for light and heat? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-new-stone-age-animation/zjh2t39

 

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.

 

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