Your child has been using our Electricity loans box in school. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
Our Electricity loans box contains all of the components needed to investigate circuits, including solar panels, wires, switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors.
Try this at home
Visit our Stem at home Investigating Static Electricity page to investigate how to make things you will find around your home move without touching them! All you need is a balloon, a sheet of toilet paper or a can, a straw, a toilet roll tube and a running tap.
Careers link – what is an electronics technician?
Electronics technicians design, build and maintain electrical components. They are very hands-on and enjoy trying out different circuit set ups, and are very good at spotting problems and fixing them so that the components work correctly. Electronics engineering technicians enjoy doing practical work, being organised and testing their designs.
Careers linked to the Electricity box
Your child may have looked at these careers at school.
Each career has 3 personal qualities to focus on. We call these attributes. We want to show children that they already have the skills that they need to have a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).