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Lighting It Up

£12.00
SKU D4CS30005
Key Stage 2 Electrical Systems Design & Technology Year 4

These Year 4 'Lighting It Up' lesson plans are sure to get your class lit up about DT! With focused, practical hands-on activities and a variety of design and investigation tasks, these lessons will give your class the chance to find out about circuits, metal components and switches before designing and making their very own lights.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Containing everything you need to teach this electrical scheme of work, including lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and much more, these DT 'Lighting It Up' lessons are sure to have idea light bulbs pinging on over their heads in no time!

#Lesson1InvestigatingLights

The first lesson in this unit gives your class the opportunity to investigate a range of different lights and think about their different components and how they are designed to suit the purpose they were created for.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • Question sheet
#Lesson2MetalComponents

After studying how circuits work and how to create a simple circuit using batteries, bulbs and wires, your class will investigate which metal components (paper clips, scissors, coins, tin foil, etc.) conduct electricity to complete the circuit.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson3Switches

Your class will learn how to control a light bulb by using switches in this lesson as they investigate how to use different materials and techniques to make their own switches in a simple circuit.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson4DesigningLights

This lesson consolidates everything your class have learnt about circuits, components and switches as they design their own light for a particular purpose.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Question cards
#Lesson5MakingLights

Put their skills to the test in this lesson as the apply what they have learnt while making their lights from their designs.

Please note that, due to the practical nature of this lesson, worksheets are not necessary and, therefore – not included. Children may refer to completed worksheets from previous lessons.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
#Lesson6Evaluation

The final lesson in this module allows your class to reflect on the designing and making process as they evaluate their finished lights.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • KS2 - generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
  • KS2 - select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
  • KS2 - select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • KS2 - investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • KS2 - evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
  • KS2 - understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors]
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