Making scientific devices: creating a weighing device and using batteries to generate electricity

Challenge reference: 5405

Notional learning hours  20
Level Level 1
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Learning aim

The learner will apply their scientific knowledge and develop practical skills by making two types of scientific devices and testing their effectiveness.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to construct and test a weighing device

  2. Be able to construct batteries to generate electricity

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Design a simple balance
    • Construct and test the balance safely, using available resources
    • Describe the components of a battery
    • Construct and test batteries safely, using available resources
    • Describe how batteries can harm the environment