Workshops

Workshops

Custom made circuit boards and a variety of resources are brought into the classroom bringing your electricity topic alive.

  • Enhances the KS2 National Curriculum Science and delivers the electricity/safety topic in one day
  • Increases motivation and enthusiasm in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) subjects, at a young and formative age, through a curriculum based programme
  • Helps teachers gain confidence in teaching the electricity topic
  • Encourages interest and raises awareness of engineering and science as a career choice.

Why pay for expensive coaches and entrance fees when Bright Sparks can be delivered in your classroom in one practical learning day?


Why pay for expensive coaches and entrance fees when Bright Sparks can be delivered in your classroom in one practical learning day?

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Flexible day depending on year group

  • That everyday appliances use electricity (mains/battery);these include things that light up, heat up, produce sounds and move
  • That everyday appliances are connected to the mains and they must be used safely
  • That some devices use batteries which supply electricity; these can be used safely
  • That the scientific term for a single 1.5v battery is a cell
  • To make connections in circuits to the positive and negative poles of the battery
  • To make a complete circuit using a battery, wires and bulbs; including a circuit using a buzzer and motor
  • Explore how to make a bulb light, explaining what happened and using drawings to present results ( INCLUDE explanation of connections on a bulb without bulb holder)

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Expected Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge and understanding of electrical components and circuits, as outlined above in the learning objectives
  • Confident handling of electrical components and raised awareness of safety issues with electricity
  • Able to draw conclusions and improve problem solving skills in the context of practical activities
  • Understanding of the electricity network from the power station to our homes, schools and businesses

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Personal skills

Raises awareness of engineering and science as a career choice
Helps teachers gain confidence in teaching the electricity topic.

  • Increasing motivation and enthusiasm for science
  • Working with partner/s, learning to work in a team

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“Enjoyable learning is encouraged through team working and a structured problem solving process with simple recording of investigations.”



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