How smoke alarms work

Smoke alarms are essential safety devices that give people early warning of fires and allow them to escape the blaze. This explanation text for year 6 and P7, linking to the topic electricity, explains how the two main types of smoke alarms work.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 6
How smoke alarms work

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