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Circuits and conductors


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Curriculum relevance

England

Key Stage 2
Programme of study: Science
Sc3 Materials and their properties; Grouping and classifying materials
  • 1c: that some materials are better electrical conductors than others
Sc4 Physical processes; Electricity
  • 1b: how changing the number or type of components in a series circuit can make bulbs brighter or dimmer
QCA scheme of work primary science unit 4F: Circuits and conductors

Wales

Key Stage 2
Programme of study: Science
Materials and their properties; Grouping and classifying materials
  • 1.3: that some materials are better electrical conductors/insulators than others
Physical processes; Electricity
  • 1.1: that a complete conducting circuit, including a battery or power supply, is needed for a current to flow to make electrical devices work
  • 1.3: that the brightness of bulbs can be controlled by altering the current
Northern Ireland

Key Stage 2
Programme of study: Science and technology
Physical processes; Electricity
  • b: construct simple circuits using components, such as switches, bulbs and batteries
  • c: investigate materials as to whether they are insulators or conductors
  • d: investigate the effects of varying current in a circuit to make bulbs brighter or dimmer
Scotland

Environmental studies: 5-14 National guidelines
Science; Energy and forces; Properties and uses of energy
  • Level C: construct simple battery-operated circuits, identifying the main components
  • Level C: classify materials as electrical conductors or insulators
  • Level D: describe the effect of changing the number of components in a series circuit




 
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