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The Apprentice Electrician

From the Teachers TV Lesson Planning Pack series, this video shows an example of how a lesson can help children to use their understanding of electricity when problem-solving to make electric circuits for different purposes.

Tracy Stuart, a Year Four teacher at Ripple Primary School in Barking, presents her lesson on becoming an apprentice electrician.

Working in groups and using their electrician's toolbox, the children have to perform a variety of timed tasks in order to receive their certificate. Tasks include making a circuit with a light in it, making a circuit with a buzzer and making a circuit with two lights.

Once these tasks have been successfully accomplished the groups are then asked to design and build a burglar alarm.

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