Let There Be Light

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This resource provided by Siemens contains three lessons which link to various aspects of energy production and electricity. The lessons are:

  • The magic of making electricity - Pupils find out how electricity can be produced and used. They look at examples of hand crank technology and they also identify the advantages and disadvantages of this method.
  • Moving water - Looks at the advantages of a water wheel to power a generator. Pupils then construct and test simple water wheels.
  • Not one house but a whole town - Discusses the advantages of electric lighting over gas lighting, and explores the use of parallel circuits.

The resource includes a presentation, notes on running the activities and related worksheets.

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