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					7J Electrical Circuits

        Electrical energy, circuits and
        solving problems.


                                   More…


Sunday, 01 April 2012                      1
INDEX
 Lesson 1: How much do you know?
 Homework task 1
 Lesson 2: Connecting basic circuits
 Lesson 3: Electric current
 Homework task 2
 Lesson 4: What do your results show? What if we used a different type of circuit?
 Lesson 5: Series & Parallel. Dealing with the results. Where to put the ammeter.
 Lesson 6: Resistance
 Homework task 3
 Lesson 6b: Analysis
 Lesson 7: Applying your knowledge
 Lesson 8:
 Lesson 9: Assessment




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Lesson 1

        How much do you know?




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Equipment
 BBC Revisewise DVD (orange disc)
 BBC DVD – Class Clips 1
 BBC DVD Wan2TlkScience
 Old 4.5v battery (to show insides)
 Mini whiteboards
 Study guides (red, yellow & green)
 Year 7 electricity MATs
 Level MATs 4 & 5
 Handouts
 Generator demonstration



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Lesson objectives

   Refresh your learning from year 6.
   Discover ways in which ELECTRICITY is
    more advanced in KS3.
   Refresh your skills in explaining how
    and why things happen.




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A bit of input and a KEY QUESTION

                                       Revisewise DVD
                                        CIRCUIT DIAGRAMS –
                                        A reminder of what you
                                        learnt last year.
                                       Key Stage 3 Bitesize.

 Draw and label the circuit diagram symbols for the
 following components:
       Light bulb (lamp)
       4.5 volt battery (make sure you get it right)
       switch
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… and a bit more

    Draw a circuit diagram with a switch, a
    battery and two bulbs. Set the diagram
    out so that the switch will turn both
    bulbs on together.

                         Add labels and a caption.



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More input

                                         2. Some materials carry
                                         electricity well. What name
                                         do we give to materials
                                         that carry electricity well?
                                         ‘Materials that carry
                                         electricity well are called … ‘
 1. BBC Class Clips
 ELECTRICITY part 1                      3. Some materials are called
 Wan2TlkScience.
                                         electrical insulators. Explain
     We will look at some of your work   what an ‘electrical insulator’
     to judge how well you explained.    is.

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Power source

       Power Station: A huge machine

     What is a power station for?

     To change the energy in mucky coal into
     something more useful…

              Electrical energy

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The power station converts the chemical
fuel energy into…


                           electrical
                           energy.
                           It’s and energy
                           conversion…
                           Chemical energy into
                           electrical energy.




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Key Questions (use your study guide)
  1. Some materials carry electricity well.    5.Draw and label the circuit diagram
 What name do we give to materials that        symbols for the following components:
 carry electricity well? ‘Materials that       · Light bulb (lamp)
 carry electricity well are called … ‘         · 4.5 volt battery
 2. Some materials are called electrical       · switch
 insulators. Explain what an ‘electrical       · motor
 insulator’ is.                                · buzzer
 3. Draw a circuit that you could use in       6.Fossil fuels are the main energy sources
 class to decide whether or not different      used to generate electricity. Name two
 materials will carry electricity. Label the   fossil fuels, state why they are called ‘fossil’
 diagram. Add a short paragraph to             and describe how the energy came to be in
 explain how it works.                         these fuels. (Full sentences please! Could
 4. Batteries are made from individual         even be a paragraph!)
 cells. Dry cells produce 1½ volts each.       7.Draw a circuit diagram with a switch, a
 How many cells make a 4½ volt battery.        battery and two bulbs. Set the diagram out
 Explain how you know.                         so that the switch will turn both bulbs on
                                               together.




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Evaluation

   I am able to explain
    clearly.
   My teacher will be able to
    see that I understand.
                                     marks out
   My drawings are                       of 5
    accurate.



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Homework task 1

 Complete all the key questions.




                        use your study guide


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Lesson 2

        Connecting basic circuits




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Equipment
 Study guides
 Old 4½v battery to show 3 cells inside




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Objectives

   To learn that batteries are made of
    individual cells that are connected
    together.
   To learn to identify faults in basic circuits.
   To check your ability to draw clear
    diagrams.
   To revise drawing proper circuit
    diagrams.

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What I am looking for

   Drawings that show each circuit before
    and after the fault was mended.
   Clear drawings that show where the
    wires are connected.
   Captions that describe what the
    drawings are about.
   Working quickly to finish the task.



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Safety

                         Old battery cells can
                         release nasty
                         chemicals.
                         Wash skin and
                         clothing if there is any
                         contact.



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Instructions
  1. Find the page called ‘Basic Circuits’ in the study
     guide.
  2. Title & date.
  3. Draw each circuit with its faults and again, with its
     faults mended. Add a caption to each one. (Use
     about ½ page for each pair). See example
  4. Finally, draw each mended circuit as a circuit
     diagram.




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Example             Your teacher will show you how to do this one.




                                                                     back to
                                                                instructions




              faulty circuit         mended circuit




           circuit diagram                            caption


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Faulty circuits




                  INDEX
Evaluation

   I am able to draw very
    clearly.
   I could easily see what
    the faults were.
                                        smiley
   I finished my work by the            faces
    end of the lesson.



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Lesson 3

        Electric current
                           click here to
                           see some




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Objectives…

  To learn how electricity flows in a circuit.
  To learn how to use an ammeter.
  To learn about resistance.
  To work together as a group.




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Teams
 Sorting out your work team.




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By the end of the lesson…

  You will have worked well in a team to:
   Make a table of results.
   Make a graph of the results.
   Written a description or an explanation of
    how the number of bulbs affects the
    current.



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Equipment
  Transformers
  Crocodile wires
  Ammeters
  2.2v bulbs
  Study guides




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Safety

  Electric wires can get very hot if
  there is a fault.


  Never connect anything directly to
  the mains. (Shocking!)



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Input…

  BBC Wan2Tlk Science
  Circuits, conduction & components




    Questions coming up…

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Millionaire

 1.   The current flows around the circuit…
      [A. Both ways, meeting in the middle]
      [B. One way] [C. Nothing actually flows]
 2.   The particles that move are called…
      [A. Atoms] [B. Electricals] [C. Electrons]
 3.   The more bulbs you add to a circuit…
      [A. There is more resistance]
      [B. There is less resistance]
      [C. The current will not be affected]

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Measuring the current
                    You can use an ammeter to
                    measure the current in a circuit.



   If you add more
   bulbs to the circuit,
   will there be more
   or less current?



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                         STUDY GUIDE:
Practical                Current flow in electrical circuits.


                            +2v

   X                                Predict.
                                    Which of these three circuits will
                                    allow the most electricity to flow?

   A
                           +2v

                                    Explain why you think that.




   B                                Test.
                          +2v

                                    Try all three circuits and get some
                                    results. Try 4 bulbs too.



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End of lesson checklist and
homework task.
   Table of results fixed into book.
   Graph.
   Description or explanation about how the
    number of bulbs in the series circuit
    affects the current.
   This must be completed as
    HOMEWORK.


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Evaluation

   Our team worked well
    together.
   We helped each other
    with writing the
                                     cheesy
    explanation.
                                       grins
   We all know how to use
    the ammeter and get
    decent results.

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Lesson 4

        What do your results show?
        What if you used a different type of
        circuit?



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Equipment
    Transformers
    Crocodile wires
    Ammeters
    2.2v bulbs
  Study guides
  Graph paper




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Objectives

   To learn that current is measured in
    amps.
   To learn to look carefully at your results.
   To learn to design a graph that will show
    what your results mean.
   To learn that there are other ways to
    build a circuit.


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Expectations

   You will decide if the number of bulbs
    affects the current in the circuit.
   You will draw a graph that clearly
    illustrates what you found out.
   You will build parallel circuits and
    measure the current.



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Part 1
  WORK IN PAIRS


   Look at your results. Does the number of
    bulbs affect the current in the circuit?
    [YES/NO]
   Design a statement that clearly states
    how the number of bulbs affects the
    current. [Write a sentence to read to the
    class]

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Graph your results


                         What type of graph will
                         you draw?


                         Now draw graphs to
                         make your results very
                         clear to your reader.

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Graph check list

   •   The y axis is clearly calibrated.
   • Both axes are labelled.
   • The graph has a caption to describe
   what it shows.




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Part 2: Building a different type of
circuit.
     This is a parallel circuit.
      Try it, and measure the
      current.
     Try 3 bulbs, even 4 if you
      can.
     Plot a graph like the one
      you did for the series
      circuit.
     Compare the two graphs.
      Write a short statement to
      say what you noticed.




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Evaluation

   Current is measured in ______.
   Hold up your graph so that we can see
    how clear it is.
   The two types of circuit are _____ and
    _____.

  Next lesson…
  We will be sorting out why our two graphs were different.



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Lesson 5

        Series & parallel circuits
        Dealing with the results
        Deciding where the ammeter goes.


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Equipment
    Ammeters
    Crocodile wires
    Transformers
    2v bulbs
    Results tables
    Graph paper
    Mini-whiteboards, pens & erasers.
    DVD Wan2Tlk Science




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Objectives

   Learn the differences between series
    and parallel circuits.
   Learn how to use graphs to compare the
    results effectively.
   Learn about where the ammeter fits in a
    circuit.



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Expectations

   By the end of this lesson…
   You should know what series and
    parallel circuits look like.
   You should know how to make a useful
    graph of your results.
   You should know where to put the
    ammeter in a circuit.


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Part 1: Series & parallel

   Work in pairs: Draw       Now draw a parallel
   a series circuit with 3   circuit with 3 bulbs on
   bulbs on one side of      the other side.
   your mini-
   whiteboard.




   Wan2Tlk Science: Series & Parallel Circuits
   [BBC DVD]
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Part 2: Useful graphs: Results
                         Current in    Current in
                         series        parallel
    Number of lamps      circuit       circuit

                  1         0.29          0.29

                  2         0.21          0.53

                  3         0.13          0.81

                  4         0.05          0.95




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Part 2: Useful graphs: Series

                                  Current in series circuit

                       0.35


                       0.3


                       0.25                                           Current in series
      current (amps)




                                                                      circuit

                       0.2


                       0.15


                        0.1


                       0.05


                         0
                              1      2         3          4     num ber of lam ps


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Part 2: Useful graphs: Parallel

                                 Current in parallel circuit

                         1

                       0.9

                       0.8
      Current (amps)




                       0.7
                                                                    Current in
                       0.6
                                                                    parallel circuit
                       0.5

                       0.4

                       0.3
                       0.2

                       0.1

                        0
                             1      2          3         4       Number of lamps

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Part 2: Useful graphs: Comparison

                          Current in series and parallel circuits

                          1
                        0.9

                        0.8
      Current in amps




                        0.7                                      Current in
                        0.6                                      series circuit

                        0.5                                      Current in
                        0.4                                      parallel circuit
                        0.3
                        0.2

                        0.1
                         0
                               1      2       3      4       Number of lamps

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Homework task 2

 Complete the two graphs.
 Trim and fix them into your
 book.




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Part 3: Investigating current
    What difference will it make if the ammeter is placed in different places
    on a series circuit? Group prediction.


    Is the current different in different places around the circuit?




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Investigate




  Work quickly as a team.
  Get your results.
  Write what you noticed into your book.
                                             objectives

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Plenary

              Reporting back

                     Up to five groups will be asked to
                     read their observations.

  The objectives were…
    Learn the differences between series and parallel circuits.
    Learn how to use graphs to compare the results effectively.
    Learn about where the ammeter fits in a circuit.



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Lesson 6

        Resistance




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Equipment
   Long & thin resistance wires mounted on wood.
   Ammeters.
   Crocodile leads.
   Transformers or batteries.
   2v light bulbs.
   Graph paper.
   Results tables.
   Mini-whiteboards, pens & erasers.




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Objectives

   Learn what electrical resistance is.
   Learn to work together to make
    predictions.
   Learn to set up equipment quickly.
   Learn what is expected to explain at
    level 5.



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Expectations

   By the end of the lesson…
   Work quickly and systematically to get
    accurate results.
   Revise what you know about where to
    put an ammeter.
   Write an explanation to explain what
    happened.


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Making a prediction



      Work in pairs




 How does the length of the wire affect the current?

  Write a prediction on your whiteboard.

                         Reporting back

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Safety

  Thin wires can get hot!
  Connect your circuit correctly.


  Never connect directly to the mains
  supply.

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Setting up               Work in groups of 4


                                 1. Set up the
                                 equipment as
                                 shown in the
                                 diagram. (The
                                 ‘roving wire’ is a
                                 flexible
                                 crocodile lead).
                                 2. Observe what
                                 happens to the
                                 brightness of
                                 the bulb if the
                                 crocodile clip is
                                 connected at
                                 regular intervals
                                 along the
                                 resistance wire.

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Measuring the current
                                 3. Place an
                                 ammeter in the
                                 circuit. Measure
                                 the current
                                 (amps) when the
                                 crocodile clip is
                                 connected at
                                 regular intervals
                                 along the
                                 resistance wire.
 A
                                  Where would
                                  you put the
                                  ammeter in
                                  the circuit?


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Input

   Video clip explaining resistance.




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Results
       Length of wire (mm)   Current (amps)


                0




            and so on…




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Plenary: Connections

  Use whiteboards (one each if possible)

     Describe how the length of the thin wire
      affects the current in the circuit.




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Homework task

 Use graph paper to make a clear graph of
  your results.

 Due: Next lesson

 Take home your results & a sheet of graph paper. You may use a
   computer if you have one.




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Lesson 6b

        Explanations




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Objectives

   To use your results and graph to write a
    clear explanation.
   To try to write at level 5.




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Check list

  In your book, you should have:

   Some writing that describes how the
    length of the wire affects the current.
   A graph that clearly shows the
    relationship between the length of the
    wire and the current.


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Level 4
   Writing at level 4




        Level 4
 You can use scientific
knowledge and words to
describe what happens




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 Level 5
     Writing at level 5



                           Level 5
You can use a higher level of scientific knowledge and words
           to explain and describe what happens

You can begin to explain How or Why things happen in terms
       of either Energy, Forces, Particles or Cells




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Analysis
    Length of      Current   3. Use your whiteboard to
    wire (mm)      (amps)
                             draft an explanation.
        0
                             4. Listen to other people’s
                             explanations.


                             5. Copy (redraft) your
                             explanation into your
      and so                 book.
       on…


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Plenary
                              PAIRS


   The main new thing I learnt was…
   What I didn’t really understand was…
   I am a bit clearer about…
   My conclusion was level…
   The most interesting part of the lesson
    was…


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Electricity Lesson 7

        Solving electrical problems




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Equipment

 Battery modules
 6v bulbs, crocodile wires & switches.
 Dimmers
 Motors & buzzers
 Diodes & reed switches




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Starter

  Work in a group of 4.
  Get two bulbs, a battery and a switch.
  Make a parallel circuit for the two bulbs.




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Objectives

   Apply your new knowledge to solve
    electrical challenges.
   Revise your knowledge of parallel and
    series.


   RECORDING YOUR LEARNING
   • The study guide suggests ways you could record in your exercise book.
   • You could also use ICT by downloading your photographs.



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Challenge 1

  Use your study guide
  An easy one to start with. There are three lights in a kitchen.
  Design and make a circuit where they all come on with one
  switch.

  1. Remove one bulb from its holder. Do the other two stay on?
  (They should do!)
  2. Draw the circuit as a standard circuit diagram. Add a caption to
  explain the function of the circuit.
  3. Measure the current with an ammeter. Does the current change
  if one bulb is removed? Add a caption to explain this part.
        PHOTOGRAPHS



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Challenge 2
  There are three lamps in a shed. Design and
    build a circuit that allows each lamp to be
    switched on and off separately.

  1. Draw the circuit as a standard circuit diagram.
    Add a caption to explain the function of the
    circuit.
  2. Measure and record the current with one, two
    and three bulbs switched on. Record your
    results and explain any changes.
        PHOTOGRAPHS



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Challenge 3
  Charles Slime, the well known ‘smoothy’ likes to have ‘mood’
    lighting in his sumptuous living room. Design and build the
    circuit so that he can dim his table lamp.


  1. Draw the circuit as a standard circuit diagram. Add a caption to
     explain the function of the circuit.
  2. Measure the voltage across the bulb as the potentiometer is
     turned. Record your observations.
  3. Measure the voltage across the potentiometer as it is turned.
     Record your observations.
  4. Finally, measure the voltage across the bulb and potentiometer
     together as the potentiometer is turned. Record your observation.
  5. Conclude your findings for parts 2, 3 and 4 above.

        PHOTOGRAPHS



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Challenge 4
  When Sophie goes camping she discovers that the
   battery in her home-made lamp doesn’t last long.
   To try to solve the problem she adds a second
   battery cell. Now the bulb keeps blowing.

  1. Draw Sophie’s home-made circuit as a standard circuit
     diagram, first with one battery cell, then with two.
  2. Use your diagram and your knowledge to explain what
     she is doing wrong.
  3. Draw a standard circuit diagram to show how she
     could have connected the second cell to make the
     bulb stay alight for longer without blowing it.
                                      PHOTOGRAPHS


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Round ups

 Scores out of 5…
  We were able to apply your new
   knowledge to solve electrical challenges.
  We think we’ve got the idea of parallel
   and series.

   This is the end of this study unit.

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Lesson 8

        Finishing off




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Equipment

  Whiteboards, pens & erasers.
  KS3 Levels 4 to 5 booklets.
  ‘How am I doing?’ sheets.




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Objectives

   To help complete your learning.
   To establish what level you are working at.
   To establish what things you are doing well.
   To decide on some targets.




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Bookwork check list
  1.    Lesson 1: How much do you know?

  2.    Homework task 1: Complete all the key questions. ‘HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW?’

  3.    Lesson 2: Connecting basic circuits

  4.    Lesson 3: Electric current

  5.    Homework task 2: Complete the two graphs. Trim and fix them into your book.

  6.    Lesson 4: What do your results show? What if we used a different type of circuit?

  7.    Lesson 5: Series & Parallel. Dealing with the results. Where to put the ammeter.

  8.    Lesson 6: Resistance

  9.    Homework task 3: Draw a graph of length of wire against current.

  10.   Lesson 7: Applying your knowledge to electrical challenges


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What are you doing well?

                            You can help each other to
                            do this.




    Make a list of two or three things that your teacher
    says you are doing well.



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Now, what about some targets?

                          Look at your partner’s
                          book.
                          What things does the
  Work in pairs           teacher want improved?
                          Choose two things and
                          write them on the
Now redraft the targets   whiteboard.
 onto your target         Discuss your ideas.
 sheet.

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Lesson 9: Assessment

        Prepare for exams.
        Get experience of the types of questions.
        Learn how to work at pace.




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