This weeks CLPL is on electricity.
I teach this as part of the engineering science curriculum using a mixture of software and breadboards.
It is a topic which I enjoy but always with an element of trepidation, will the kit work (blown bulbs, loose wires etc.), are the multimeters on the correct setting, will there be lost components? Pupils amaze me every time finding a creative way for things to go wrong. Last week however I started using the playdough circuits and I have never had so much fun!
There is so little to go wrong and the components are so cheap that if it breaks I could just use a different one. The circuits are very flexible having their own glue so mounting circuits onto a project is easy. There are no long wires to move about or cram into a small space. This low tech option could be good for returning to school and providing small amounts of kit for experiments. Have a look at the first level video and see what you think.
To highlight the good practice already going on in Falkirk W/C 11th May Mrs Jones from Carmuirs Primary School produced an excellent week long task on electricity for her P6 pupils using Wakelet. This could be a useful approach for STEM during blended learning. Check it out here.
Good morning! Here is the link to this week's learning tasks: https://t.co/uyI6sEQnBp 💡⚡️Remember to check in via Teams or Glow this week.😃 #STEMathome #ourmissionmonday #joininfalkirk #homelearning #keepingcarmuirsconnected
— Carmuirs P7/6 (@Carmuirsp7_6) May 11, 2020
The resources for all three levels for this topic are in the teams files as usual in the CLPL folder. If you are a member of the team click here for resources. This week we’ve included possible novel studies which the topic of electricity could be covered as part of.
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