Electricity lies at the core of the Key Stage 3 (KS3) physics syllabus and yet the concept of electrons flowing around a circuit can be a hard topic for students to grasp. During this day-long workshop students learn the concepts of static electricity, then conduct an experiment to group materials into conductors and insulators and finally they model the electrons in series and parallel circuits. During the second half of the workshop students create a marketing plan for a new business product, based on squishy circuits, aimed at the teenage market.
This workshop is suitable for up to 30 KS3 students at a time.
This closely models courses within our Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath where both technical and business skills are developed during a degree.