Ks3 ~ Year 8 ~ Current & Charge

This lesson is designed for the KS3 Year 8 Science course, specifically the P2 1.1 unit on ‘Electricity & Magnetism’.

This lesson begins with an introduction to current & charge, students are provided with the definition for current and told that an ammeter is the component used to measure current, in amps. Students will then watch a short video on current, during which they will need to answer a couple of questions. Students can mark their work once this is complete.

Students are then told the role of the battery in the circuit, as the store of energy which provides the push which gets the current flowing, pushing the charge around the circuit.

Next, students are introduced to electrical circuit diagrams, they are firstly shown a simple circuit diagram and are asked to label the components indicated from a list of key words: switch, battery and bulb. After students have drawn the circuit and had a go at labelling it, the answers can be revealed so they can mark and assess their work.

Students are now given a set of instructions to draw 4 different circuit diagrams, the answers to this task are included in the PowerPoint so students can self-assess their work using the mark scheme provided.

Lastly, students will complete a task which requires them to match sentences starters to the correct sentence enders, to assess their knowledge of what they have learned this lessons. This task can then be either self-assessed or peer-assessed using the mark scheme provided.

All resources are included at the end of the presentation, thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)

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