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Science Year 6 Summer 2
Our unit for Summer 2 is Electricity.
Can you remember learning about this in Year 4? What is electricity? Do you know how electricity is generated?
Task 1 – TBAT create a circuit and use recognised symbols to illustrate it
Draw a simple circuit from your learning in year 4 but this time use the correct scientific symbols. Have a look at the resource sheet to help you. Go to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq99q6f/articles/zs7g4j6 to help you to draw it and if you want to have a practise go to http://www.cleo.net.uk/consultants_resources/science/circuitWorld/circuitworld.html
Task 2 – TBAT investigate how voltage affects output
How does electricity work? Look at https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zsfgr82/video. What would happen if I increased the voltage to a circuit? Have a go at: https://sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/electricitycircuits.html and see what happens.
When you have finished watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6qd7ty
Task 3 - TBAT explore why a component might function differently
We have discovered what happens when you increase the voltage in a circuit but what happens when you change different parts of a circuit? For example, what if you have lots of bulbs? Or wires arranged differently? Or some switches? Have a go at: https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20170712124904/http://sustainability.sellafieldsites.com/wp-content/themes/sellafield_sustainability/assets/php/test.php?gameid=343 and experiment!
Task 4 – How much have you learned? Have a go at the end of unit assessment