Year 6

Lesson 6 • Making a switch

Students examine the purpose of a switch and develop criteria to evaluate a switch design.

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Students will:

  • use their knowledge of conductors and insulators to make an electrical switch.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • design and make an electrical switch.
  • draw a labelled diagram of an electrical switch.
  • participate in and contribute to discussions, sharing information, experiences and opinions.