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The Unit and cost of electricity - interview lesson

Discussion in 'Science' started by amhc, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. <font size="2">Hi,</font><font size="2">I've got an interview on Monday and have to teach a 25 min lesson to a top set (A/A*) year 9 group. The learning objective is: </font><font size="2">"To explain the &lsquo;unit&rsquo; and calculate the cost of mains electricity given the cost of 1 kWh" </font><font size="2">Anyone got any ideas about some "practical" or "active" activity I could do to make the lesson stand out a bit and to demonstrate as much good practice as possible as well as an exiting starter to get thing going? </font><font size="2">I&rsquo;ve got a few ideas but as I&rsquo;m an NQT and not a Physics specialist I really would appreciate any tips or advice.</font><font size="2">Thanks</font>
  2. Hello,

    There was a news story a while back about a council cutting the amount of time street lights were on to save money. I thought this was a nice context for teaching about calculating the cost of electricity so wrote a resource on it. You can find it on my blog: Snapshot Science

    Good luck for the interview.
  3. Hi,
    Thanks. I had already found that resource and decided to use it as my plenary. Really great.

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