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Changing Circuits

£10.00
SKU S6CS30001
Key Stage 2 Electricity Science Year 6

This Year 6 Electricity 'Changing Circuits' planning pack contains five ready-to-teach Year 6 Electricity lessons to consolidate your class's knowledge of circuits and how they work, before challenging them to extend their knowledge of electrical circuits through a variety of fun, practical and informative activities.

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

Your KS2 children will have the chance to explore how to change the brightness of a bulb in a circuit, how different wires affect a circuit, circuit symbols and lots more!These Changing Circuits Year 6 lessons contain everything you need in order to successfully deliver these Electricity lessons: there are five easy-to-follow lesson plans, five slideshows for the teaching inputs, differentiated activities and a range of printable resources for each lesson to support and challenge your Year 6 class as they carry out electricity investigations and other activities independently.

#Lesson1CircuitBasics

This first lesson gives your class the chance to recap what they already know about circuits, electricity and the key vocabulary associated with this topic before looking at the differences between a series and parallel circuit.

There's a choice of two activities, where children can either draw and label circuits, or try making circuits using a variety of electrical components.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Circuit cards
#Lesson2BulbBrightness

This lesson gives your class the chance to investigate different ways of making bulbs shine brighter by adding more power or reducing the number of bulbs, looking at how voltage affects the bulbs and how many batteries can be added before a bulb will blow out.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Question cards
#Lesson3CircuitSymbols

By now, (most of!) your class should be pros at creating circuits, but can they represent the circuits they build using conventional circuit symbols?

This lesson will teach them the symbols for all the components they use in their circuits and challenge them to represent circuits using these symbols.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Circuit cards
#Lesson4WhichWire

This lesson gives your class the opportunity to plan, carry out and evaluate a whole investigation to find out how different wires affect the brightness of the bulb in a circuit by looking at properties such as length, thickness and material.

Theres an alternative activity included too, where children can interpret a given set of data.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Results sheet
#Lesson5Assessment

The final lesson in this series looks back at everything they have learnt over the last few lessons, allowing you to address any remaining questions or misconceptions, and giving your class the chance to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of ways.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Information Booklet template
  • Challenge cards
  • End of Unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • Year 6 - planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  • Year 6 - reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  • Year 6 - associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • Year 6 - compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
  • Year 6 - use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram
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