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A little boy, Anshu, wonders what happens when his Dad switches his bedroom light off at night. See light sources from inside his room, his house and outside his house.
A range of video clips that are for the topic of light and dark from the BBC.
A fun activity to help children learn about electricity and components in a circuit. Double click on items to select the answer.Includes a worksheet.
Place different materials in the gap to see which are conductors. Try switching the cell around to see what effect it has on the circuit.
BBC Bitesize resource on electricity. The resource includes an animation about electricity, it also has an interactive house image to identify where electricity is used in the home.
Place objects in the light and see their shadows. Move the light to see what happens to the shadow.
A fun activity to help children learn about light. Includes a worksheet.
A fun activity to help children learn about light and dark.
Useful revision on light sources and rays, reflection and seeing.
A fun activity to help children learn about sounds and pitch. Needs sound to be enabled. Includes a worksheet.
TES iboard activity. Click on the bulb and battery connectors to try out different wiring combinations, then press the switch to see if the bulb lights up. Connectors must be clicked, it does not work if you click anywhere else on the bulb or cell. (Drag the screwdriver onto a wire to remove it). Press the light to show if your prediction is correct.
Note: these activities are not designed to replace childrens practical science but are a useful resource for gauging a group's understanding before or after a practical session.
TES i board activity for whiteboards. Use this activity to develop your pupils' abilities to draw conclusions and to make scientific comparisons. What happens if you add more bulbs or batteries to a circuit?
Game to make a torch by fitting together jigsaw pieces of a circuit. It gets progressively more difficult by adding a switch
Compare how to make sounds from musical instruments and how these sounds are made louder.
Simple whiteboard activity to match animals to the sounds they make by dragging and dropping.
Click in the boxes at the base of the screen, every time you click a new animal is shown, then press play and it plays back the sounds.
Fun game to match sounds to pictures, 3 screens from Scholastic's The Magic School Bus
Animated information about different sources and methods of producing electricity that we use in our homes.
Interactive information about some sources of energy that includes questions, images, writing and verbal.
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Sources of light
A 50second clip of video images set to music. Shows variety of animal and human ears and ways in which we listen to sounds. Can be used as a stimulus for a discussion or investigation or survey.