Taser!

In this activity children work out how Tasers work in the context of Wonder Woman learning how to use it.

Description

Some British police officers have a new weapon to help them to arrest dangerous criminals - the stun gun, or Taser ®.  It briefly paralyses the victim, but usually has no after effects.  Children work out how Tasers work, in the context of Wonder Woman learning how to use it. It reinforces ideas about complete circuits, conductors and insulators in a new and exciting context.

Learning Objective:   

-    A complete circuit is needed for electricity to flow

-    Plastics are poor conductors of electricity.  

-    Metals and nerves in the body are good conductors of electricity.  

Children will learn:

-    To compare the way in which devices work in different circuits

-    To link cause and effect in simple explanations

-    To describe and explain physical phenomena

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Acknowledgements

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