Resistors are small, multi-coloured electrical components that are found everywhere – but what do the colours mean? In the activity, ‘Colour Coding’ students use their number skills to crack the colour codes. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions …More
This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Electricity’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 3 readers.
This hands on activity, ‘Energy Project’ can be used to assess students’ research and presentation skills in investigating different types of energy.
This graphic organiser, ‘Experimenting with Static Electricity’ ask students to perform experiments on static electricity and record their findings.
This history article, ‘John Tyndall’ features the Irish physicist who explained why the sky is blue, the greenhouse effect, invented the fire-fighter’s respirator and proved light could be bent, which paved the way for fibre optics. It provides factual information about the life of John Tyndall and his achievements, along with a glossary of unfamiliar …More
This hands-on activity, ‘Magnetic Energy’ asks students to investigate magnetic energy through exploring the properties and use of magnets.
This hands-on activity, ‘Solar Energy’ asks students to capture energy from the sun and investigate how different materials and colours can absorb and reflect light.
This reading comprehension activity, ‘The Next Wave of Energy’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about sources of electricity.
This hands-on activity, ‘Water Energy’ asks students to investigate how energy from flowing water can be used to move a boat.
This writing prompt, ‘What a Shock!’ helps students to write about spending one day without electricity. It encourages students to think about their reliance on electricity and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.
This hands-on activity, ‘Wind Energy’ asks students to build a windmill and investigate how wind energy can be captured to create power.
This hands-on activity, ‘Wind Energy Extension’ asks students to record and compare the strength of wind over time.