Science : Ages 7 to 9 : Electricity

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Science resources for primary teachers and pupils aged 7 to 9 on the topic of Electricity.

Electricity Vocabulary starter idea

An action game where pupils carry out an appropriate action for seven electricity words.


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Energy Game starter idea

This energetic game teaches pupils about where energy comes from and how people, animals and things get theirs.


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Energy Quiz starter idea

An action game involving a series of true or false questions about energy and life processes.


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Forces and Energy slideshow

Slideshow of images showing examples of forces and energy in the real world.


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Circuits lesson ideas

Three lesson ideas on the topic of Circuits with supporting activity sheets.


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Circuits online experiment

Build your pupils' scientific enquiry skills with this interactive online science experiment, Bright Lights. After watching a short introductory animation, pupils work online to create circuits with different numbers of bulbs, measuring their brightness using paper screens. A supporting worksheet and teachers' notes are provided.


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Saving Energy online experiment

Build your pupils' scientific enquiry skills with this interactive online science experiment, Boiling Over. After watching a short introductory animation, pupils work online to find out whether filling a kettle with more water uses more electricity and therefore potentially creates more pollution. A supporting worksheet and teachers' notes are provided.

 


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Fossil Fuels resources

A useful way of introducing questions and for presenting a deeper level of explanation on fossil fuels.


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Renewable Energy resources

This activity covers what renewable energy is, where it comes from, and how it works.


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Saving Energy resources

What can we do to save energy in everyday life? This activity explains how we use energy, what forms of energy there are and how electricity generation is linked to fossil fuels.


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Electricity Treasure Hunt activity

Set this fun electricity treasure hunt as a homework or holiday project, or use it in the classroom and around the school grounds. There's an animation to introduce the challenge, teachers' notes and a guidance sheet for parents. 


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Electricity poster

Free poster featuring the Young Science Investigators characters on the topic of electricity.


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Design an Electric Helicopter activity

A set of resources to help your pupils to design and build an electric helicopter, including a starter animation, a step-by-step instruction video, example photos, pictures of real-life helicopters, accompanying worksheets and teachers' notes.


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Super Scientists: Nikola Tesla

The story of Nikola Tesla is a fantastic introduction to the topic of Electricity. Take pupils on a journey of Nikola Tesla's life and achievements using the presentation, read his story and answer quiz questions about his life. Pupils can even help Nikola by writing a promotional article about one of his inventions!

These resources are part of a brand new collection so we would love to hear your feedback on how we could improve resources in this collection in future.


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