Presentation on theme: " What makes things ‘go’? Wire Fire and sparks Plus and minus Short circuit Solar Car battery Batteries Electricity Magnets Light."— Presentation transcript:
In the first explore lesson, students simply manipulated the different elements of a circuit to see if they could make it work.
They used their science journals to sketch the circuits they had made.
Involved adding different elements to the circuit including an LED light, light globe, battery pack and buzzer. They were then asked to manipulate their circuits and record their observations (eg. The fan spun faster when a 9V battery was attached as opposed to two AA batteries).
Students researched international signals and learned about morse code, buoys, traffic lights, maritime signal flags etc.
This became an excellent opportunity to link the HSIE unit – Global connections. Important to link to local context and students eg: boat licenses and driving, electricity in their homes, transformation into light, heat and sound.
They then sketched a design for their own replica of an international light signals.