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# Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

## Synopsis Topic / Overview

Fertile Question
Key Concept/s to be learnt
this Enquiry

20 lessons

## What is the link between magnets and electricity?

Describe how charges can be transferred when objects are rubbed together
Describe what is meant by current and voltage
Describe how magnetic poles can be arranged to attract and repel each other
Calculate current in series and parallel circuits
Calculate potential difference in series and parallel circuits
Explain how a compass can be used for navigation using ideas about the Earth's magnetic field
Define and calculate the resistance across a component
Describe the differences between conducting and insulating components
Describe the magnetic effect of a current, electromagnetics, D.C. Motors

Practical Objective

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism

## Correctly display results in a suitable table including SI units

Construct a simple graph to display data in an appropriate way
Correctly set scales and axis and plot data for a graph, including an appropriate line or curve of best fit.

Curriculum Opportunities

SMSC

Summative Assessment

Key Vocabulary

Literacy opportunities
Lesson Questions

Electricity generation,

## 30 minute test including Core Practical assessment

attract, battery, circuit, component, conductor, force, insulator, magnet, magnetism, parallel, repel, series, switch,
temporary magnet
Electricity generation research assignment,

What is an atom?
What is lightning?
Why can we touch a plug socket, but not a toaster?
How do we represent electric circuits?

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism
How can we measure electricity?
What is potential difference?
What are series and parallel circuits?
What is the difference between series and parallel?
What is resistance?
How does the length of a wire change with resistance?
How can we plot results?
How do magnetics influence their surroundings?
How can we make a magnet?
How do I make an electromagnet?
How do I make an electromagnet (2)?
What can we use electromagnets for?
What is a motor?
(High ability lesson)
How can we convert electricity into movement?
What is a power station?

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism
Core Learning Outcomes

Differentiation strategies

Develop an understanding of the behaviour of electrical circuits, and properties of magnets, and of basic
electromagnetism. Develop an understanding of how plotting appropriate graph enables analysis of a set of
results.
Core Practical: Scaffold consisting of partially-completed graphs (eg. axes, scales, labels)

Activate Book 2
Resources and Texts

Collins Book 2
Collins Book 3

Homework

Knowledge tables

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism

Less
on
1

Lesson
Questions
What is an
atom?

Learning
Objectives
1. Recall the
model of the
atom

## Activation Phase (Learning

Activities)
Settler: There are two types of charge,
positive and negative. When do these
charges repel and when do they
attract?

## An exceptional environment for learning and discovery

Demonstration Phase
Assessment (GEM
6MQ/ Make a model of
an atom.

Key
Words
Atom

Include:
Proton

Neutron
Electron

## Students use whiteboards to describe

the model of atom to each other whilst
back-back.

2

What is
1. Describe how
lightning?
objects can
become charged
2. Explain why you
get an electric
shock.

from?

## Do now: If a material has more

electrons it is positively/negatively

Activate 2

Proton
Neutron

Resources

6MQ:

Electron

## Why do you get a shock

on the carpet then touch
a door handle?

Static
electricity
Attract

Resources to
make a model of
the atom.

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism
charged. If a material loses electrons it
is positively/negatively charged.
Extension: Do 2 positive charges attract
or repel? Do 2 negatives attract or
repel? Does a positive and negative
attract or repel?

Think-Pair-Write
What happens when you rub a balloon
on your jumper why does it stick to
you?
Extension: Why would it stick to the
wall?
using:
/balloons
They include a diagram and key words.

Peer Access

## An exceptional environment for learning and discovery

Repel

Gold: Include a
diagram.
Silver: What happens
when you touch the
door?
Bronze:
What
moves from the carpet
causes this? Are you
positively or negatively
charged?

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism

## An exceptional environment for learning and discovery

AFL: Whiteboards
Dictagloss: Why is static electricity
dangerous?
(see ppt for details)

/legacy/travoltage

## Why can we1.

touch a plug
socket, but
not a
toaster?

Describe the
difference
between
conductors and
insulators.

2. Investigate the
difference in
properties
between
conductors and
insulators

## Settler: Why is a plug socket made of

plastic? Why are the tongs made up
metal?

Do now:
When you rub a balloon on your jumper
,
move from the
to
the
. The jumper has a
charge. The balloon has a
charge. This means they will
.
Extension: What does it mean when
charge discharged?

Practical: Investigating if
materials are conductors
or insulators using an
electrical circuit.

Conductor
insulator

Activate 2

Conductor/Insulato
r practical

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Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism

## Students come up with definition of

conductor and insulator using images
on ppt.

How do we 1.
represent
electric
circuits?
2.

Show how to
represent circuit
symbols.
Show how to
represent an
electric circuits

motor)

## Do now: What two things are needed

for current to flow?

Students convert
between pictures of
circuits and circuit
diagrams (see power
point for pictures)

Electric
Circuit

Pictures of circuits.

kerboodle P2.1.2
(current)

Switch

Activate 2

## Whiteboards (Answer what the symbol

is on the whiteboard)
5

## How can we1. Describe what is

measure
meant by current
electricity?
2. Work practically
to investigate
current in a circuit

## Settler: What do you think are the

differences between a current in the
sea and an electrical current?

## Do now: Draw the circuit diagram for

-measuring current in a
circuit.

Ammeter
Cell
Battery

P2.1.2 practical
from kerbodle

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the circuit on the left. USE STRAIGHT
LINES .

## An exceptional environment for learning and discovery

Motor

True/False Activity

## Extension: Draw circuit symbols for all

the key words.
Super Challenge: What do we
measure current using?
Use footprints to explain what current
is.

## Model Current using a rope and

students.

What is
1. State what is
potential
meant by
difference?
potential
difference.
2. Describe how to
measure potential
difference

## Settler: What is going on here? (picture

of potatoes charging a calculator)

## Do now: Draw a circuit with a

voltmeter, motor and cell(STRAIGHT
LINES)
Extension: Can you remember what
current is?

## Complete practical from

kerboodle P2.1.3
(voltage)
-measuring current in a
circuit.

Potential
difference

Activate 2

Voltmeter
Voltage Practical
Volts

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Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism

## (answer questions whilst teacher runs

through slides)

What is voltage?
What is voltage measured in?
How do we measure voltage?
How is voltage different to current?
What is potential difference?
Is potential difference used up around
the circuit

Student demonstratin:
Student are electrons
Paper is voltage (handed to bulbs)
Get students to hold symbols to be the
bulb, battery, ammeter and voltmeter.

AFL: Whiteboards
7

What are
series and

1. State the
difference

## Students work through

questions on the board

Potential

Activate 2

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parallel
circuits?

between series
and parallel
circuits.

## series or parallel circuits?

2. Describe how
current and
potential
difference vary in
series and
parallel circuits.

## Do now: A current is a flow of

. Current is
used up in a circuit.
Potential difference is how much
each electron is carrying and how much
can be transferred to each component.
It is used up in the circuit.
Extension: What is the difference
between a series and parallel circuit?

## Use ASDA home deliveries model to

explain current and voltage.

Think-Pair-WRITE
What is the difference between these
two circuits?
How do you think these differences
affect the current and potential
differences in these circuits?

## and series and parallel

circuits sheet.
(Challenge question
sheet included for the
more able).

question: Should we
illuminate York using
series circuits.

Difference
Current

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism

## Use whiteboards and powerpoints for

students to complete examples of
voltage and current in series and
parallel circuits.

difference
and Parallel
between
Circuits
series and
parallel?

## Settler: If the potential difference

across the batteries is 9 Volts what is
the potential difference across each
bulb?
( + diagram)

## Show video to recap voltage and

current https://www.tes.com/teachingresource/current-and-voltage-in-seriesand-parallel-circuit-6170588

## Do now: Draw a circuit with a bulb and

a cell, measuring the current and
potential difference of the bulb using an
ammeter and voltmeter.
Super Challenge: What are the rules for
voltage and current in a series and
parallel circuit?

Practical Investigating
series and parallel
circuits.

Voltage
Current
Series
Parallel.

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism

## Recap voltage and current in series and

parallel circuits.

What is
1. State what is
resistance?
meant by
resistance.
2. Describe the
factors that affect
resistance.
3. Calculate
Resistance in a
circuit.

TRAINING MEAN?

## Do now: What is potential difference?

What is current?
Extension: What do you think is meant
by resistance?
Super Challenge: What type of
materials would have a high resistance
and what type of materials would have
a low resistance? (Think back to a few
lessons ago)

Think-Pair-WRITE
Imagine you are an electron. You are
walking down a corridor which is a wire.
What would cause you to slow down?

Calculations: Resistance
worksheets.

Resistance

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resistance

## Students write the three equations for

ohms law from the equation triangle.

## Whiteboards: Practice resistance

calculations.
10

How does 1.
the length
of a wire
2.
affect
resistance?

Recall what
resistance is
Identify
dependent and
Independent
variables.

3. Investigate how
the length of the
wires affects
resistance.

## Settler: Why do we need low resistance

wires in the National Grid?

Investigating Resistance
of a wire practical

Resistance

Resistance
practical

Positive
Correlation

Graph Paper

(Focus on variables)
Do now: What is resistance?
Extension: What causes the heating
effect in a wire?

## Use powerpoint to explain dependent

and independent variables.
(Students use whiteboards)

11

## How can we1. Analyse the

plot results? results from the

## Students plot graphs

from their previous

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resistance
experiment.

## Do now: Round the resistance to the

nearest whole number (from your

## results last lesson).

Extension: What is a dependent and
independent variable?
Think-Pair-Write

## An exceptional environment for learning and discovery

lesson (investigating
resistance of a wire)

Negative
Correlation

## Line of best fit

Axes

analysis questions.

## What is a positive correlation?

What is a negative correlation?

## Students practice plotting graphs (see

powerpoint)
12

How do
1.
magnetics
influence
their
surrounding
2.
s?

Recall how
magnetic
materials
interact.
Describe what a
magnetic field is.

## Settler: There is no magnet inside the

Earth. Yet magnetic lines of force exist.
How?

## Do now: What is the relationship

between North and South pole of a
magnet? When do they attract and
repel?
Extension: How do we make a
material magnetic?

Gap fill +

Magnetised

## 6MQ: How can we see a

magnets magnetic field
line?

Domain

## Gold: Include a diagram.

Silver: What two
methods can we use?
Bronze: What is a

Practical 1:
metal/non metal
materials

Magnetic
Field
Magnetic
Field Lines

Practical : Iron
filings + magnet
showing a field

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## An exceptional environment for learning and discovery

magnetic field?
Use Powerpoint to introduce
magnetism.

## Group Work: Categorising objects as

magnets, magnetic material, or nonmagnetic materials practical.

make a magnet?

## Plenary: Write a tweet:

What is a magnetic
field?

Think-Pair-WRITE
An electric field is the area where a
charged object feels a force.
What is a magnetic field?

## Mini-Practical: Using iron filings and a

magne to how the magnetic field
around a magnet.

13

make a
magnetise a
magnet?
material.

## Settler: What is going on here? (picture

of paper clips being magnetised)

## Pair Work: Planning

making a compass
practical + complete
practical (see ppt for

Magnetise

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism
2. Explain how we
can make a
compass.

magnetic field?

## Needle, bottle top,

beaker magnet
practical.

Think-Pair-WRITE
(Pictures of domains in a non-magnetic
and magnetic material)
1. What is the difference between the two
materials?
2. How do we magnetise a material?
Extension: Include a diagram

AFL: Whiteboards

14

make an
needed for an
electromag
electromagnet.
net?

## Settler: What is going here? (magnet +

Check-point Questions
paper clips)
(1) Compare steel and iron;
which magnetises more

Electromagn
et

Demo: iron +
steel nails
being
magnetised by

## Scheme of Work: Science Year 8

Physics 2. Electricity and Magnetism
2. Describe how to
make an
electromagnet.

## Do now: What happens to the domains

when we magnetise a material?
Extension: Where does a compass
always align with?

Think-Pair-WRITE
What do you think is meant by an
electro-magnet?

## Active Listening (use video and ppt)

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1. What three things are needed for an
electromagnet?
2. How does an electromagnet work?

## Demo: iron + steel nails being

magnetised by a magnet.

## easily? Which stays

magnetised longer?
Copy the diagrams on
p135 and label the
poles.

## (2) Why do electromagnets

work?
(3) Write a 3 step method
on how to make an
electromagnet?
Extension: how do I
make electromagnets
stronger?

a magnet.

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15

How do I 1.
make an
electromag
net (2)?

Describe 3 ways
you could
increase the
strength of an
electromagnet.

2. Investigate
Electromagnets.

## Settler: How could we increase the

strength of an electromagnet?

## Do now: What 3 things are needed for

an electromagnet?
Extension: What is the difference
between an electromagnet and a
normal magnet?

## An exceptional environment for learning and discovery

Practical investigating:
How does the number of
coils on an
electromagnet affect
the strength?

Electromagn
et
Permanent
SemiPermanent

## (see ppt for more detail)

Think-Pair-WRITE
How can I increase the strength of
electromagnets?

Thik-Pair-SHARE
How does the number of coils on an
electromagnet affect the strength?
What is the Independent variable?
What is the dependent variable?

16

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results from our

of scrap yard)

## 6MQ: How can an

electromagnet lift a car

Electromagn
ets

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electromag
experiment.
nets for?
2. Apply this to
some uses of
electromagnets.

## Do now: Which axis does the

independent variable go on? What axis
does the dependent variable go on?
Extension: what is a positive
correlation?

## Plot graph from experiment and

analyse

Active Listening
1.When is a permanent magnet used?
2. Give 3 uses of electromagnets.

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3. How does the maglev train work?

## made out of steel from a

pile of aluminium?
Gold Give examples of
the uses of
electromagnets
Silver How does an
electromagnet work?
(Include the word
domains) How can we
make it stronger?
Bronze
How is an
electromagnet different
to a magnet? How do we
make an electromagnet?

Challenge: Include
explanation!

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17

What is a
motor?

1. Describe how
a motor works

(High ability
lesson)

2. Explain the
uses of motors

## Settler: Which will have a stronger

magnetic field (+ pictures)

Practical: Making a
motor.

use a motor.

## 6MQ: What is a motor

and why does it work?

## Extension: What do you think will

happen when a current flows in a coil of
wire that is already between two
magnets?
Use powerpoint to explain how motors
work (Hgher ability can use Flemings
left hand rule)

## GAP fill activity + use video to come up

with method for making a motor.

Motor

## Gold What can we use

a motor for? How can
we make it stronger?

## Silver What energy

change is taking place?;
Bronze
Write a
method of how to make
it? + diagram

Think-Pair-WRITE
How can we make motors stronger?
18

convert
electricity
into
movement?2.

Describe how a
simple generator
works.
Explain some
uses of

## Settler: What is going on here:

Electrical generator demo.

Generator

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generators

to
m
. It works by placing
a current in a coil within a magnetic
field.
Extension: What energy changes are
taking place here?

## increase the amount of

electricity generated
Silver What energy
conversion is taking
place here?
Bronze
Write a
method of how to make
it? + diagram

## Quick Recap Quiz using whiteboards

Think-Pair-WRITE
Why sometimes when you stop
pedalling in the gym does the bike turn
off?
Why does your bike lights go off when
you stop pedalling?

Think-Pair-WRITE
What is an electrical generator?
Extension: How is it different to an
electric motor?

## Homework: How does an

electrical doorbell work?

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/generator

## Use footprints to show an electrical

generator.
Gap Fill Exercise

Active Listening
How does a bicycle dynamo work?
1. What is happening here?
2. What is turning the magnet?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesi
ze/science/edexcel_pre_2011/electricity
intheory/producingelectricityrev3.shtml

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## What is a 1. Describe what

power
happens inside a
station?
power station.
2. Explain how a
generator is used
in a power
station.

## Settler: What is going on here? (Picture

of power station)

to
. A motor is
converting
.

to

each.

## Use footprints/board works to go

through a power station and how it
works.

Active Listening
v=SeXG8K5_UvU
Complete gap fill on sheet.

20

Mini-Test +
dirt Sticker
feedback

## Draw a timeline of how a

power station works.

Power
Station

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