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Hands on Science – Electricity and Circuits Workshops for Schools


Specifications
Location(s)West Midlands & Surrounding Counties
Key StagesKS2
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by third-party Administrator
Website https://hands-on-science.co.uk/

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ABOUT HANDS ON SCIENCE

HANDS ON SCIENCE HISTORY

In 2006 we recognised that teachers faced a real challenge – lack of time to develop a range of practical science resources.

Budgets and lack of storage made buying in experiments prohibitive too.

So we set up Hands on Science and developed a great catalogue of Primary and Secondary resources. They cover the New Primary Science Curriculum, fun Science Enrichment Themes and all 4 Secondary STEM subjects.

We launched our INSET Programme for SEN and Primary Schools in 2012. It is proving a popular, accessible and cost effective resource for teachers looking to build confidence and expertise in practical classroom science.

Hands on Science Partnerships is a separate division.

Set up in 2010 to work in partnerships with organisations, we work with a range of charities, festivals and companies.

Every partner organisation has a key account manager whose job it is to meet their objectives and deliver great science – in the UK and abroad.

ELECTRICITY AND CIRCUITS

MATCHING TOPICS

Electricity

Children learn about electricity by doing lots of hands on experiments. There’s no better way to bring Electricity to life for your KS2 children.

Children love this Electricity and Circuits workshop. They learn about how everyday appliances use electricity. This includes things that light up, heat up, produce sounds and move.

CHILDREN LEARN THE FOLLOWING:

  • Electricity is a flow of ‘bits’ of electricity
  • A flow of energy requires a circuit
  • It is possible to change the brightness of bulbs in a circuit.
  • Current is moving electricity
  • A circuit is a map for the current to follow
  • Electricity can only flow around a complete circuit without gaps
  • Switches break and complete circuits
  • Voltage is the force of ‘push’ which moves the current
  • Batteries and other sources supply electricity and that they need to be handled safely
  • Some materials allow current to flow through them. They are called conductors.
  • Some materials don’t allow current to flow through them. They are called insulators

Children make predictions about changes to the circuit and test these predictions. They work in teams and use lights, buzzers, motors, batteries and switches.


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