Posing this hinge

question...

What might be a helpful way of showing demand over a whole day?

may provoke responses which enable you to allow children to engage with exploring the importance of the idea of the power of appliance to energy paid for at one of three levels.

Teaching ideas from different levels can of course be introduced as appropriate to each child's learning journey.

Keep these in mind as you guide children through the selected level.

🩺 One or other facet is likely to be seen to more important, and you'll probably have to encourage children to make the data representation exercise their own.

Add up what each thing costs

Plan what happens during the day and work out a cost for each.

Draw energy bars for the day.

🔎 To help children see what they think and to develop those thoughts you might promote discussions using the following set of thoughts as prompts for children to agree or disagree with.

A cost box can show what each thing uses.

Put the cost boxes in order to show when.

Total the cost boxes.

Here are some approaches to extend exploration at this starter level.

🩺 Children will be more willing to devise alternatives and consider a wider range of ways of representing the information.

Start from what the people in the house do.

Work out the total for what each person does. Then add them up.

Draw a plan for the day.

🔎 To help children see what they think and to develop those thoughts you might promote discussions using using the following set of thoughts as prompts for children to agree or disagree with.

A set of cost boxes draw by time of day could show demand.

You could divide the day up by what was happening in the home.

A timeline would be a good start.

Here are some approaches to extend exploration at this deeper level.

🩺 Children draw on other data representing exercises and discuss both facets and how they can best be shown.

We'll need to add all the kilowatt-hours together.

Work out what each thing costs from how long it's on and its power.

Start with a timeline for the day.

🔎 To help children see what they think and to develop those thoughts you might promote discussions using using the following set of thoughts as prompts for children to agree or disagree with.

You'll need a set of cost boxes, one per activity. The add up the contributions.

Maybe a cost box per thing would be easier to keep track of.

It'd be useful to add up the total for all the cost boxes.

Here are some approaches to extend exploration at depth.