Pupils should be taught to:
• associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit;
• 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;
• use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
Pupils construct and record a circuit using recognised symbols before predicting and recording whether or not a number of everyday materials will act as a conductor or insulator when placed in the circuit.View Resource
Pupils use their knowledge of circuit symbols to make and record a number of electrical circuits and their components.View Resource
Pupils use their developing knowledge of circuit symbols to draw a number of circuits.View Resource
Pupils make a simple circuit then predict what will happen to that circuit id a number of components are changes. They construct new circuits to investigate their predictions.
Pupils predict whether or not a range of metals are insulators or conductors. They construct a simple circuit to investigate their predictions.
Pupils construct a simple circuit before investigating a range of materials to see if they are conductors or insulators.
Pupils construct a simple circuit to investigate a range of common materials to see if the are conductors or insulators. They make predictions before investigating and drawing conclusions.
Pupils follow instructions and make a range of series circuits. Before making the circuits they predict whether or not they will be complete and illuminate a bulb.
Pupils look at a range of circuit diagrams and predict whether or not they will illuminate a bulb. Pupils then make the circuits and test their predictions.
Pupils investigate whether the length of wires in a simple circuit effects the brightness of a bulb.
Pupils construct a simple circuit then predict what will happen to the circuit when components are changed and added.
Pupils look at a number of circuit diagrams and predict which ones will work and illuminate a bulb. Pupils then make each circuit to investigate their predictions.
Pupils make a range of circuits and investigate what happens when they change and add various components.