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

Resources

Graphite Circuit Design
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Matching Vocabulary Sheet
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Matching Vocabulary Sheet Answers
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Electric Circuits and Symbols
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Electricity Symbols Key
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Created by:
Vicki Risianova,  
Design & Technology specialist
After 4 years of being a TV and radio presenter, Vicki headed to the secondary classroom where she spent 12 years teaching DesignTo make, draw or write plans for something. and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject…
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