Mechanisms Using Electricity
In-Class Field Trips for Grade Five Students
Let there be lights and buzzers and moving buses!
The focus of this program is building circuits using batteries, lights and buzzers.
Working in small groups and using our circuit boards & materials, students will take turns building simple, series, and parallel circuits as well as installing switches and testing for conductivity.
Students will then apply the knowledge learned to construct a burglar alarm and to power a model school bus with motor and lights.
Learner Expectations we aim to cover in this field trip:
Topic B: Mechanisms Using Electricity
- GLE 5-6
- SLE 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
Field Trip Information:
Cost (does not include GST): $221.50 per session.
Number of Adult Helpers Required: 6
The field trip can’t happen without them. Check out our FAQ page for hints on where to find your helpers.
Field Trip Length: 2 hours (we will be working through recess)
Facilitator will arrive approximately 20 minutes before start time for set up.
- 5 tables with chairs for the groups to work around plus one table for our materials.
- Please have helpers arrive 10 minutes before start time for briefing.