Background
Create, transform and transmit motion
This course took place in 7 sessions of 3 hours, in the 5th grade class of Mrs Cros. The stress was put on interesting and motivating the children to think by themselves, and underline that science is not about mindless learning but discovery, reasonning and understanding. We used a general point of view and global brainstorming sessions to tackle issues and solve mysteries that we face every day.
Session 1
Where does moevement come from ? Different types of energy
Session preparation
ODT - FR
Lesson 1 : What is the motion ?
PDF - FR
Session 2
Energy
Session preparation
ODT - FR
Question sheet - C'est pas sorcier
PDF - FR
Lesson 2 : Energy consumption
PDF - FR
Hydro-electric power and dams - experience sheet
PDF - FR
Lesson 3 : Hydro-electric power
PDF - FR
Session 3
Transform energy into motion : dynamos and motors
Session preparation
ODT - FR
Exercice - Renewable energies
ODT - FR
Compilation - C'est pas sorcier - What is electricity ?
FR
Compilation - C'est pas sorcier - Motors
FR
Lesson 4 : Transform energy into motion
PDF - FR
Session 4
Christmas session
A first approach of mecanic transmission : the christmas card
Session preparation
ODT - FR
Inspirating file, construction manual
PDF - FR
Session 5
Describe and transmit motion
Session preparation
ODT - FR
Documents : images and videos
ZIP
Lesson 5 : Describe and transmit motion
PDF - FR
Session 6
Transform motion
Session preparation
ODT - FR
Documents : images and videos
ZIP
Lesson 6 : Transform motion
PDF - FR
Session 7
Amplify motion
Session preparation
ODT - FR
Experience sheet
PDF - FR
Lesson 7 : Amplify motion
PDF - FR