Scientific ideas over time: electricity

19 June 2018

  • Curriculum areas (primary):
  • Electricity
  • Age Group:
  • 3 - 5 years, 5 - 7 years, 7 - 11 years

Looking at how ideas about electricity have changed over time helps children develop their understanding of how science works as well as enabling them to see the relevance of their learning in real world situations. There of course thousands of events, scientists and inventors involved in the full history of electricity, but this activity helps children to explore a very small sample of significant ideas and discoveries. Taking time to think about how our ideas about science have changed over time, by exploring the work of notable and current scientists, provides many opportunities for children to develop their science capital.

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