Archived: Electrical Systems: Static electricity

Children are introduced to static electricity and based on scientific understanding of positive and negative charges. They observe the effects of static electricity on objects such as plastic straws, tissue paper and glitter. They will then consider ways of using static electricity as part of a simple game that they will make. *NB. This unit will be archived at the end of 2023, following improvements to our D&T scheme to strengthen the progression of knowledge and skills across the Electrical systems strand. You will still be able to access the unit through the search function on the website after the unit is archived.

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Electronics Lesson 1: Static magic

In this fun lesson, children learn about how static electricity can cause objects to move

Lesson 2: Electrostatic game design

Applying their knowledge from the previous lesson, children design a game which uses static electricity

Lesson 3: Electrostatic game manufacture

Using a range of materials, children build their electrostatic game in accordance to their designs from the previous lesson

Lesson 4: Electrostatic game evaluation

Pupils test the effectiveness of their games and evaluate them against their success criteria

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