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Term 3

This term we will be investigating electricity.

Electricity is an energy. This energy can be used to power electrical items such as toasters, kettles, cookers, televisions and computer tablets. 

Electrical energy is caused by electrons (the particles in atoms) moving about to make a current.

Electricity can be created in a variety of ways such as:

  • burning fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal) at power stations,
  • using wind power generated by wind turbines,
  • using solar power generated by the sun,
  • using water power (sometimes called hydropower) generated by running or falling water.

Electricity is transported to our homes, schools and places of work through wires and cables.

Electricity can also be stored in batteries (sometimes called cells). 

We will be investigating the effect adding cells has on a circuit and exploring the impact Nikola Tesla had on us today.

For more information please look at our knowledge organiser.

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