A fun activity to help children learn about electricity and components in a circuit. Double click on items to select the answer.Includes a worksheet.
Place different materials in the gap to see which are conductors. Try switching the cell around to see what effect it has on the circuit.
BBC Bitesize resource on electricity. The resource includes an animation about electricity, it also has an interactive house image to identify where electricity is used in the home.
TES iboard activity. Click on the bulb and battery connectors to try out different wiring combinations, then press the switch to see if the bulb lights up. Connectors must be clicked, it does not work if you click anywhere else on the bulb or cell. (Drag the screwdriver onto a wire to remove it). Press the light to show if your prediction is correct.
Note: these activities are not designed to replace childrens practical science but are a useful resource for gauging a group's understanding before or after a practical session.
TES i board activity for whiteboards. Use this activity to develop your pupils' abilities to draw conclusions and to make scientific comparisons. What happens if you add more bulbs or batteries to a circuit?
Game to make a torch by fitting together jigsaw pieces of a circuit. It gets progressively more difficult by adding a switch
Animated information about different sources and methods of producing electricity that we use in our homes.
Interactive information about some sources of energy that includes questions, images, writing and verbal.