Switch On

In this activity children identify appliances that use electricity and appreciate the effect that electricity has on our everyday lives.

Description

The remote Scottish island of Eigg gets mains electricity for first time. The 87 residents of Eigg in the Hebrides have until now used small, unreliable household generators - a century after the rest of Britain joined the national grid. Locals are often left in the dark when the diesel or gas in generators runs out. Resident Marie Carr said "We need uninterrupted electricity for computers. Even TV is a bit of a luxury. You can't always switch it on when you would like".

Children will identify appliances that use electricity and appreciate the effect that electricity has on our everyday lives. 

Learning Objective:

- which household appliances use electricity to heat up.

Children will learn

- that some domestic tasks can be completed with and without electrical appliances. 

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Acknowledgements

These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.