Electrical circuits for 8-12s - Make a light up decoration!
Tuesday 12th December 2023: 1-1.50pm (Online STEM)
Make a decoration or card that lights up!
(Whilst learning about electrical circuits)
+ Experiment with insulators, conductors and circuits
+ Learn some circuit symbols
Your home-education journal is already written!
Your booking confirmation will include a digital download containing joining instructions and link, equipment list and a summary of the keywords, key concepts and student activities planned for this session. You can simply copy, paste and adapt it for your home-education journal and use it to help you discuss the learning with your child afterwards.
Equipment (To join an entirely optional practical)
It is a good idea to have a whiteboard or paper, pen, ruler and calculator to hand in each session.
- One or two LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), any colour, 3mm or 5mm. Easy and cheap to buy online such as these (no affiliation, just an example)
- Black card or paper (not essential but looks good!)
- Glue stick
- Sticky tape
- “Coin” batteries (1 for each LED) (CR2032 3V type). Warning: swallowing these batteries can cause severe injuries, keep them away from young children and pets. Easy to buy online such as this, or in bargain / pound shops. (no affiliation, just an example).
- Scissors (take care with sharps)
- Marker pen or felt tips
- Silver / gold/ metallic pens (optional)
- Paper clips (not plastic coated) 10 minimum.
- Thick corrugated card
- Drawing pins or split pins (take care with sharps).
- A few clothes pegs
Links suggest sources of appropriate resources (no affiliation)
What might younger students need help with?
Younger students might need help with bending paper clips carefully and using drawing pins safely.
Price is for one device (screen) to join for one session.
Upon booking you will receive a digital download (available for one year) with joining instructions and link, equipment list, home-ed journal text and registration form link (for photography consent form and opportunity to let us know any relevant needs),