Lesson 1: Graphite circuits

In this practical lesson, pupils explore making circuits using graphite as a conductor and draw circuit diagrams with symbols

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing that circuits are made up of different electronic components

  • Naming key circuit components used to create a functioning circuit

  • Knowing that graphite is a conductor and can be used as part of a circuit

Teacher Video: Graphite circuits

Pupil Video: Graphite circuit


Graphite Circuit Design
Matching Vocabulary Sheet
Matching Vocabulary Sheet Answers
Electric Circuits and Symbols
Electricity Symbols Key
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