Electricity is an often misunderstood concept at key stage 3, so it is important how we present it. There is mounting evidence, however, that we are sending our students off down the wrong tracks when we teach them about current and potential difference. The new National Curriculum in England has increased the level of difficulty of this topic introducing some concepts from GCSE. Indeed, it now includes electrostatics and the motor effect so it is vital that pupils understand the basics.
This afternoon session will discuss current and potential difference and will provide you with teaching models to give you more confidence when discussing this with your classes and allow the transition to quantitative discussions about electricity at key stage 4 to take place more easily.
This session is open to all teachers of science regardless of experience/specialism.