Grade 4 Science Links

 

LEGO Wedo Guide

 

ELECTRICITY

Note: Some of the following sites are from the United Kingdom or UK. They use a different term for electricity that comes through power lines- it is referred to as “mains” electricity!

What is Electricity http://www.switchedonkids.org.uk/what-is-electricity

Circuits and Conductors. How they work along with activities. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/circuits_conductors_fs.shtml

Circuits. Learn what they are. http://www.knowitall.org/nasa/flash/electricity/circuits.swf

Changing Circuits http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/changing_circuits_fs.shtml See if you can make the circuit work!

ElectroBot. See how well you do completing circuits! http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/302/deploy/interface.swf

The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/ Information on circuits work, interactive activities and quizzes from Staffordshire University.

Circuit World. Create circuits from scratch using various parts. http://www.cleo.net.uk/consultants_resources/science/circuitWorld/circuitworld.html

Annie’s Circuit Builder http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission/electricity/annie_game.swf

Using Electricity http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/electricity_fs.shtml

Physics Education Technology http://phet.colorado.edu/new/simulations/sims.php?sim=Balloons_and_Static_Electricity Go to the simulations menu on the left to try various interactive activities. Requires Java Script to run (a free download is provided if you scroll down the page- check with your parents first!)

Create Circuits http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/circuit-construction-kit-dc This might need to be downloaded before use. Ask your teacher if you have a question.

Ben Franklin: How Shocking! http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin/shocking/index.html Learn about Ben’s experiments and see demos showing how static electricity works. From PBS.

Static Charges– do you know which object will create them? https://www.classzone.com/books/ml_science_share/vis_sim/emm05_pg7_charge/emm05_pg7_charge.swf

Power Play: An activity about capturing power. Can you make the dog walker run? http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/powerplay.swf

How do we make Electricity? http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/media/services/thechildrensuniversityofmanchester/flash/electricity.swf

Aliant Energy Kids– online games to test your knowledge about electricity and its use! http://www.alliantenergykids.com/FunandGames/OnlineGames/

How a Battery Works http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/302/deploy/interface.swf

Electric Motors and How They Work http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/520/deploy/interface.swf

The Energy Story. Learn about different sources of energy. http://www.eschooltoday.com/energy.swf

EROSION

BBC Science Clips http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/science_10_11.shtml Select a topic from the screens shown or search for others. Lots of fun, interactive activites to help you learn about science.

 

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