It's Electrifying!

A homework activity about the history of energy

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 30mins

Curriculum Objectives: 5

Subject: History

Resource Overview

This History-based homework project encourages children to investigate how power has changed over time, by interviewing an older friend or relative. Ideal as a starter for topics related to energy, this task will develop pupils’ spoken language skills, scientific understanding, and historical awareness too. 

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Resource Assets


Question and Answer Sheet

Curriculum Objectives

  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.
  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and peers
  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
  • A local history study.