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Electricity workshop

Can you identify if a material is a conductor or insulator? Use your electricity knowledge to design and construct your own buzz wire game!

Electricity workshop

This half-day electricity workshop is based around designing and making a buzz wire game.

The workshop aims to improve key stage 2 students’ knowledge and understanding of electricity whilst at the same time enhancing their practical making and problem solving skills.

The session includes the following key themes:
- Conductors and insulators
- Circuit diagrams and electronic symbols
- Circuit components including switches and buzzers
- Circuit design and problem solving

All relevant resources will be brought to your school by a member of STEMworks staff.

Capacity

Minimum of 15 participants, maximum of 36 participants.

Cost

£220 + costs for consumables. Cost can be subsidised by a sponsor/company.

Duration and location

Half a day, at schools within 150 miles of Gloucester.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • General engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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