Year 5

# Making a final prototype: electrical system

In this lesson, we will explore and make our final ideas for the electrical system to integrate into our final product. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

Year 5

# Making a final prototype: electrical system

In this lesson, we will explore and make our final ideas for the electrical system to integrate into our final product. This lesson includes some physical activity and equipment beyond pen, paper or pencil. Please make sure your child is adequately supervised.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. identify the strengths and areas for development in their ideas and products
2. consider the views of others, including intended users, to improve their work

### Equipment

Computer / iPad with internet access, construction materials i.e. card, scissors, tape, paper.

### Content guidance

• Equipment requiring safe usage.

### Licence

This content is made available by Oak National Academy Limited and its partners and licensed under Oak’s terms & conditions (Collection 1), except where otherwise stated.

## Video

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## Starter quiz

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### 3 Questions

Q1.
How did we evaluate our end product?
Correct answer: We compared the end product to the design specification and suggested what the advantages and disadvantages were.
We created another model.
We created more sketches.
Q2.
What is meant by the term assemble?
Assemble is a term used to research.
Assemble is all the parts of a thing taken together, so that each part is considered only in relation to the whole.
Correct answer: Assemble is the term to explain how component parts will be joined together.
Q3.
We will explore electrical systems today. Can you identify which of these components are outputs? (Tick 3 boxes)
LDR.
Switch.
Tilt switch.

## Exit quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
What is a microprocessor?
A microprocessor is a very small personal computer.
Correct answer: A microprocessor is an integrated circuit that contains all the functions of a central processing unit of a computer. It can be programmed to support the control of key electronic components.
A part that we use in a simple circuit.
Q2.
What functions can you use on a micro:bit to sense movement?
Button a pressed.
On pin 0 pressed.
Q3.
What component would we use to sense movement if we were to build our circuit from scratch?
LED.