This action-packed distance or remote learning package demonstrates what happens when lamps are added and removed in series and parallel circuits.
This resource has been designed so that the animated PowerPoint replaces the teacher by providing structure, sequence, knowledge and answers. The worksheets, cut-outs, foldable and progress check provide a familiar medium for students to develop and test their knowledge, continue to develop their literacy skills and use their creativity to organise their learning and assess their progress.
- To know that as lamps are added in a series circuit the lamps become dimmer.
- To know that as identical lamps are added in a parallel circuit the brightness of the lamps does not change.
- To know that if the lamps in a series circuit are identical, all the lamps are of equal brightness.
- To know that if a lamp is removed or breaks in a series circuit, the others will go out.
- To know that if a lamp is removed or breaks in a parallel circuit, the others will stay on.
1. An animated PowerPoint which guides the student through the lesson by:
- explaining how to use distance learning effectively;
- explaining how to use this resource;
- explaining current, voltage and resistance and the relationship between them;
- providing the answers to all the worksheets so that the students can mark and correct their work.
2. Four worksheets, a cut-out activities, the answers to which are in the PowerPoint.
3. A foldable and cut-out activity so that students can record and organise their learning.
4. A checklist for students to use to assess their progress.
5. For those students without internet or a computer at home, a condensed printable copy of the PowerPoint is provided for distribution by school.
6. Digital quick test
Ways to Use this Resource
- Upload PowerPoint and worksheets to school intranet. Students print their own worksheets.
- Upload PowerPoint and worksheets to school intranet and provide a hardcopy of worksheets for students. Those families who do not wish to collect worksheets or who are in isolation can print the worksheets at home.
- Provide students with the specially prepared hard copy of the PowerPoint lesson and worksheets
- Students without photocopying facilities are instructed to write their answers in full sentences and to writs a sentence to describe any circuit diagrams drawn.
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