This workshop aims at covering all that children need to know about electricity, but in a very relevant and important context, the environment. The children will consider the impact that humans are having on the environment, particularly the consequences of our need for electricity which is often sourced from fossil fuels. They will then take a wider perspective on 'energy', using difference practical enquiries to explore what is meant by energy and how it features in all our lives. The children will then focus in on electricity a one form of energy. They will build a range of circuits and measure the effects of changing cells and components through using a range of electronic measuring equipment, including light meters, sound meters and voltmeters. The children will then apply what they have learnt to make a moving vehicle. They will explore changing how their vehicle functions; making it go faster, change direction, etc. Finally, the children will have opportunities to investigate a range of more sustainable sources of electricity; solar, wind, dynamos, and water turbines. So, by the end of the day the children will have a clear understanding of electricity, and will understand the changes that can be made in terms of how it is generated that will have a positive effect on our environment and our lives.
Electricity, Energy and the Environment workshop is aimed at Year Six pupils and is available to book now for dates after the October half term.