This online resource investigates electrical switches.
The resource is a lesson plan for a hands-on activity where students test a range of materials to determine if they make good switches.
The resource includes downloadable worksheets to enable students to easily record their results and answer questions.
Plenty of background information is provided for the teacher so as to make this a very thorough lesson.
Answers to questions posed to students are given throughout the lesson plan in brackets. Ideas for assessment and extension are also included.
The website is American and cut-away photos of American domestic switches are given. You may wish to show students Australian switches instead.
The vocabulary is very sophisticated for Year 6 students and includes the terms: current, charge, resistance, conductors, insulators etc. Use of these terms is optional of course.
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