Can you construct an electrical circuit? This box contains all of the components you will need to investigate circuits, including solar panels, wires, switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors.
Who could use this?
This box could be used to help teach the electricity topics in Year 4 and Year 6.
Year 4 Science: Electricity
- identify common appliances that run on electricity
- construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
- identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
- recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
- recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors
Year 6 Science: Electricity
- associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
- compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
- use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
Key Stage 2 Design Technology: Technical Knowledge – understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits
incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors]
What’s in the box?
- Maker Breaker (this is a tube which lights up when you complete the circuit by holding the ends)
- Solar panels
Download the full list of contents here.