In this activity children are encouraged to consider the process of invention and take a simple device and improve it with a motor.
Many everyday items rely on an electric motor to improve their ability to do the task that they are designed for. Most children make the link between the basic tool and electricity making the tool better but this lesson seeks to introduce the new term and awareness of the electric motor.
Children are then encouraged to consider the process of invention and take a simple device and improve it with a motor.
- Making comparisons between simple features of objects.
Children will learn:
- That many objects use electricity to improve their usefulness.
- Motorised objects or robots are changing the way we do things in the future.
These resources were developed by the Royal Institution for their 2014 Christmas Lectures.