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Design and Technology Unit 4e Lighting it up.

                                                    This unit is aimed at children in Year 4.

                                                    A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Design and Technology Unit 4e: Lighting it up

                                                    For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Vocabulary for unit 4e

(9 pages)

To use appropriate technical vocabulary for this unit

Vocabulary to use during the unit 4 words on each page

Investigate lights

(8 pages)

IDEAS

To learn about the properties of a variety of lights

Pictures and names of a variety of lights and lamps. Question to find answer for each type of light (can be done individually or group work)

Investigate torches

(1 page)

IDEAS

To learn about the properties of a variety of lights

Use three torches to investigate and record the given properties for each one

Which light?

 (1 page)

IDEAS

To learn that lights are designed with the particular needs of the user in mind and that these needs can vary widely

Give descriptions of light suitable for the given purposes and draw a picture or find a suitable picture of your choice

Find some lights

 (1 pages)

IDEAS

To learn that lights can be switched on and off using remote control or a control device

Around the school, find out and record the types, place of lights and how they are turned on and off

Investigate switches

(1 page)

IDEAS

To learn that lights can be switched on and off using remote control or a control device

Investigate how a switch works and use a variety of materials to make switches.

 

Investigating a torch

 (1 page)

IDEAS

To learn that lights are made out of a variety of materials suited to a particular purpose

From the childs or groups given torches, record findings by giving answers to the given questions

How an electric light bulb works

(1 page)

FPTS

To learn how to make a simple circuit, incorporating a battery, light bulb, different switches and connecting wires in a safe manner

Information about the light bulb brief notes about inventor and how it works. Record how useful it is.

How to make a torch

(1 page)

 

FPTS

To learn how to make a simple circuit, incorporating a battery, light bulb, different switches and connecting wires in a safe manner

Instructions and diagrams on how to make a torch

Making switches

(1 page)

FPTS

To learn how to make a simple circuit, incorporating a battery, light bulb, different switches and connecting wires in a safe manner

Use the picture templates to make switches using different materials to light up a circuit

Circuits and batteries

(9 slides)

FPTS

To learn how to make a simple circuit, incorporating a battery, light bulb, different switches and connecting wires in a safe manner

A PowerPoint presentation to show how circuits work, which batteries can be used and how switches can be made

Will these circuits work

 (1 page)

FPTS

To learn how to find a fault in a simple circuit and to correct it

Will the bulb light up in the given circuits?

Will it work

(1 page)

FPTS

To learn how to find a fault in a simple circuit and to correct it

Draw circuit diagrams for the given descriptions, then state whether it will work and why

Testing materials

 (1 page)

FPTS

To learn that a variety of metals will conduct electricity

Construct a circuit to test which materials let electricity pass through. Record results and give a conclusion

Conductor materials

(1 page)

FPTS

To learn that a variety of metals will conduct electricity

Make a circuit using different materials to join the crocodile clips. Record conductors or insulators

Design plan and evaluate  a light

(3 pages)

DMAs

To design plan and evaluate  a light

Record how you  design a light, then plan to make it, then evaluate the finished product

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