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This half term the children have been learning about electricity.   


Home Learning


Choose a scientist, research them and then create a poster all about their discoveries related to electricity.

Useful Vocabulary



Appliances: fridge, freezer, TV, computer, iron, kettle, etc

Series circuit

Components: battery, bulb (lamp), bulb (lamp) holder, buzzer, crocodile clip, leads, wires, switch

Describing words: brighter, duller, slow, fast, quiet, loud

Conductor, insulator

Effects of electricity: Light, sound, movement, heat

Switches – open, close



The following scientists made discoveries related to electricity. 


Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)

Charles Augustin Coulomb (1736-1806)

Alessandro Volta (1745-1827)

Andre-Marie Ampere (1775-1836)



Video Clips