Lesson Six – Using Motors

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to devise and test different electrical circuits using motors to complete a range of specific functions. The children can make a model of a toy buggy that incorporates an electrical circuit to produce light and movement.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to devise and test different electrical circuits using motors to complete a range of specific functions

Learning Objectives

Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches. Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

Learning Outcomes

I can record results of investigations by drawing circuit diagrams. I can say how to alter and change components in an electrical circuit by using voltage or switches.

Using Motors

Teaching sequence to help the children devise and test different electrical circuits using motors to complete a range of specific functions

Electrical Circuits Symbols

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify symbols that can be used for electrical components in circuit diagrams-

Moving Buggy

Activity to help the children identify and record how to build a buggy using a motor and a bulb as part of an electrical circuit

Using Motors

Interactive activity to help the children devise and test different electrical circuits using motors to complete a range of specific functions

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to devise and test different electrical circuits using motors to complete a range of specific functions

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