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Full Power!

Electricity and Energy in Year 4. Year 4 invited their parents and fellow students for their Exit Point on Full Power!

Unit Summary

Electricity is one of the most important discoveries ever made and we have learnt how to use it to power almost every aspect of our lives. But who discovered electricity and how does it work?

As scientists, we have investigated how electricity flows in different circuits, different materials that make good electrical conductors and insulators, explored new inventions that use renewable energy to generate electricity and how to be safe around electricity.

As historians, we have found out the significant contributions of different scientists in the history of electricity. As designers and innovators, we have harnessed the power of electricity to create games.

Explaining the Theme

In Science, they have been learning about:

  • Components that make an electrical circuit

  • How electricity is stored and used

  • Different kinds of circuits

  • Electrical conductors, semi-conductors and insulators

  • Renewable and non-renewable sources of energy for generating electricity.

In Design, Technology and Innovation, they have been learning about:

  • Making games from circuits

  • Combining circuits to make a dashboard toy.

In History, they have been learning about::

  • The history of electricity.

In International, they have been learning about:

  • Electricity and climate change.

In Health & Wellbeing, they have been learning about:

  • Risks and staying safe when using or near electricity

  • How devices can disrupt our quality of life.

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