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Using Electricity

Key info...

Learning level: Key Stage 1
Location: Life's educational laboratories, Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Availibility: On demand
Minimum Attendance: 12

Be an electrician and mend circuits, look at gadgets powered in different ways and learn about the dangers of mains electricity in an exciting (but safe) way.

What will you learn?

Curriculum Links
Science KS1 – Working Scientifically
  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
Aims and Objectives
  • To identify items that run on electricity and those that don’t.
  • To identify the hazards of electrical equipment.
  • To find out how to make a bulb light up in a circuit.
  • To investigate what happens when the number of bulbs or cells in a circuit changes.