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  1. Clicker Board

    Producer or Consumer

    With this Clicker Board Set, students create simple mind maps to show living things categorized as producers or consumers in the context of food chains.

    On each board, link the pictures of living things to the title cell (producers/consumers) as appropriate – click the cell and then drag one of its round handles to the statement. Eliminate the unwanted pictures by clicking on them and then on the trash icon. Add other living things by double clicking on the page to create a cell. Then add a picture using the picture toolbar.

    For further follow-up sets, search for food chains on LearningGrids.

    For ages 7 to 9
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
  2. Clicker Book

    Electrical Circuits - Read a Book

    In this Clicker Book, students read about simple series electrical circuits and how they work.

    They find out what electrical circuits need in order to work, and about components that make up the circuit. The book includes examples of circuit configurations which don't work, and the reasons why they don't work.

    For related sets, search for electrical circuits or electricity on LearningGrids.

    For ages 8 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
  3. Clicker Book

    Change the Circuit - Make a Book

    In this Clicker Book, students write about how a bulb will function, according to variations in how a circuit is set up. The set shows four circuits in which the number of cells, bulbs, and length of wire varies.

    To create the book, go to Edit View. On each page, click/tap on the text box to write - the set contains a word bank for support. For a speaking activity using the same pictures, see the Talk Set “Change the Circuit." For other related sets, search for electrical circuits or electricity on LearningGrids.

    For ages 9 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
  4. Word Bank

    Electrical Circuit Investigation

    This Word Bank enables students to write an outline of an investigation into electrical circuits, in which they test the effects on a light bulb when different components in the circuit are changed.

    The set contains a starter tab, a frame, and relevant vocabulary to write up the investigation. To complete the test, students should change components in the circuit (e.g. battery voltage, wire length, switches on/off, or number of light bulbs) and note the effect on the light bulb.

    For other sets on this topic, search for electrical circuits or electricity on LearningGrids. To write outlines of other science investigations, search for investigation on LearningGrids.

    For ages 9 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
  5. Word Bank

    Electrical Circuits

    This Word Bank provides vocabulary for writing about an electrical circuit. It includes the names of its basic components, including battery, wire, bulb, switch, and buzzer.

    For related resources on this topic, search for electricity on LearningGrids.

    For ages 7 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
  6. Word Bank

    Electrical Conductors and Insulators Investigation

    This Word Bank contains starters and vocabulary to enable students to write an outline of an investigation in which they find out which materials are good electrical conductors.

    The tabs contain a frame and relevant vocabulary to write up the investigation in which objects made from a range of materials are tested to see which ones can complete an electrical circuit.

    To complete the tests: set up a simple circuit with a bulb, a battery, and wires, but make a gap in the circuit. Then get the students to test different objects in the gap to see which ones can complete the circuit and make the bulb light up. Make a note of the ones which do complete the circuit (conductors) and those that do not (insulators).

    For other Clicker resources on this topic, search for electricity or conductors on LearningGrids.

    For ages 7 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
  7. Word Bank

    Electrical Conductors and Insulators

    This Word Bank supports writing descriptions of electrical conductors and insulators.

    The vocabulary is arranged under the following headings: Conductors and Insulators.

    Using the Custom Set "Electrical Conductors and Insulators," students can find out about the properties and characteristics of electrical conductors and insulators and then sort items as conductors or insulators . For other Clicker resources on this topic, search for electricity or conductors on LearningGrids.

    For ages 7 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
  8. Word Bank

    Electricity A - Z

    This Word Bank supports writing about electricity. It contains general vocabulary arranged in alphabetic grids.

    For other Clicker resources related to this topic, search for electricity on LearningGrids.

    For ages 9 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
  9. Talk Sets

    Change the Circuit

    In this Talk About activity, students explain how a bulb will function, according to how the circuit is set up. The set shows four circuits in which the number of cells, bulbs, and length of wire varies.

    On the start page, click on each picture to open a recording page. Record using the microphone button and listen to the recordings on the start page.

    To write about changes in an electrical circuit, see the set "Change the Circuit - Make a Book." For other related sets, search for electrical circuits or electricity on LearningGrids.

    For ages 9 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
  10. Talk Sets

    Will the Circuit Work

    In this Talk About activity, students explain whether or not a bulb will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether the bulb is part of a complete circuit with a battery. The set contains four pictures showing different circuit configurations.

    On the start page, click on each picture to open a recording page. Record using the microphone button and listen to the recordings on the start page.

    For related sets search for electrical circuits or electricity on LearningGrids.

    For ages 8 to 11
    Author: Crick Software
    Date: March 8, 2017
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