This kit provides exploration and investigation into how electricity flows, using paper circuitry. Students in Years 5-8, who live within the Counties Region, will love this hands on approach to science. Using the book and all equipment included in the kit, you will learn how to get the lights glowing and the buzzers beeping.
Investigate and creating patterns for everyday examples of physical phenomena such as electricity.
Explore simple models, and carrying out appropriate investigations to develop simple explanations.
Undertake planning to identify the key stages and resources required to develop an outcome.
Our kits are always free but they do come with certain time-framed conditions. Most often you'll be asked to return an image, a flipgrid, a sample of student work or a professional response regarding your learning experience within a certain timeframe.
Conditions are clearly outlined at the point of registration and you'll need to use your own judgement in regards to whether the kit suits you and your students.
Key information regarding this kit
This kit has been developed in partnership with Counties Power.
The Power It Up kit will arrive in your school the week of 27th May (Week 5, Term 2).
Access the Teacher Guide here for the kit.
Every student will create a range of paper circuits using the content of the kit.
The kit contains: 32 'Power it Up' paper circuitry booklets and all the equipment needed to create 7 paper circuits - copper tape, batteries, buzzers and LED bulbs.
Inside your 'Power it Up' classroom kit, you will find a 'Read Me' sheet (please do take the time to read this before you get started).
A reminder of the non-negotiables:
You need to send us your feedback on the kit by 27th June.
NEED SOME HELP?
Q: What if I find I am running out of time to teach everything before the due date for feedback, June 27th?
A: It is time to get creative and work out a way of meeting the deadline if at all possible. Put a day aside, maybe plan to have a special Power It Up day and go for it. You could enlist the help of another class or colleague, or contact us to ask for an extension if need be.
Q: Where can I share our learning?
A: We know that teachers love to see what everyone else is doing and a great place to share your School Kit learning is on our group Facebook- School Kit Squad. Post a photo of your class making their paper circuits. Share images on social media using #CountiesPower and #schoolkit.
We have also introduced a new feedback system recently and you will receive an email two weeks before the feedback due date. This will prompt you to give the kit a rating and respond to two questions and there is a place to upload a photo or two. If we have not heard from you by the due date we will send another request for the feedback. The emails will keep coming until we do receive that content, as we are working on behalf of the sponsors. We need to provide evidence that the kits produced with their funding have been used.
Q: Due to unforeseen circumstances, I just can not complete this with my class. What should I do?
A: It is important that you let us know as soon as possible, by contacting us on email@example.com. We need to work out a solution together.