Year 4 Autumn 1: Electricity - It's Electric

Learn all about electrical circuits and test materials ability to conduct electricity. Put your knowledge of circuits on display by building your own circuit to create a buzz-wire game. Then use your game to try to defeat a challenger. Who can remain ‘disconnected’ on the game? You will need to impress with your electrical knowhow.

Hamilton’s science scheme provides children with a broad but comprehensive experience of primary science that systematically covers all of the National Curriculum for England objectives. Each year group is split into 6 blocks of 6 sessions, each of which can be completed within a half-term. We present them in a recommended teaching order, but you may adapt this to fit your requirements. Working scientifically, investigations and meaningful outcomes are fully incorporated in each block.

Friends and School Subscribers have access to some additional supporting material, including year and block overview documents, assessment grids and specially commissioned background science documents for Key Stage 2 subjects to give teachers added confidence and depth of knowledge as well as ideas for how to learn more.

Supporting documents for science
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01: Electrical fun!

Challenge your knowledge and misconceptions about electricity by exploring a number of electrical games and devices.

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02: Understanding electrical safety

Using an interactive resource, discover electrical dangers around the home and create a poster warning others of these dangers.

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03: Building a circuit

Learn about circuits and how to represent them in proper scientific diagrams.

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04: Good conductor, bad conductor?

Conduct your own experiment, testing different materials to see whether or not they complete your circuits. 

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05: Showing what you know!

Put your knowledge of circuits on display by building your own circuit.

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06: It's electric!

It’s time to use your game to try to defeat a challenger. Who can remain ‘disconnected’ on the game? You will need to impress with your electrical knowhow.