Electricity



Children's Books

The Power Cut 

by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

Available from the UK here
Or on Ebay here

When Charlie McButton Lost Power
by Suzanne Collins and Mike Lester
Available from Ebay here
Literacy related activities here

Book Cover Image
Blackout by John Rocco
Available on Ebay here
Lesson plans and interviews here

Songs

http://www.ks2songs.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-c-ountdown-to-christmas-begins-its.html#.UkmfTH-OzzM

Mr a, Mr C and Mr D's KS2 song about electricity. Here


 Interactives



Great interactive from the Electrical Safety Council.
All about electricity generation, uses and safety.
Could be used at either KS1 or KS2 - here

BBC Science Clips - building a circuit KS1 - here
BBC Science Clips - Circuits and conductors KS2 - here
BBC Science Clips - Changing circuits KS2 - here

Famous People

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/john_logie_baird/
BBC's primary history page on John Logie Baird, inventor of the TV.

http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/benjamin-franklin/videos/kids-history-ben-franklin-and-his-kite

KS1 friendly video about Benjamin Frankin's experiment with a kite and a key in a thunderstorm. Here

Safety

A great interactive about safety in the home - here

 Lesson Ideas
Building electrical circuits 
using paper, foil, 
Christmas tree bulbs 
and 9 volt batteries. 

Or, go one further and make your own light bulb using only foil, paper clips, batteries, blue tack, a jam jar and, the key ingredient, pencil lead for a propelling pencil.
(Click on the photos for a bigger view.)






Switched On Kids
Lesson plans and resources



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