Before the lesson
- To experiment and construct a functional series circuit.
Pupils should be taught to:
- Understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors]
Pupils needing extra support: Use slide 6 to match the physical components to the A collection of components which make an electrical system. symbols on the board. Can use the Activity: Cut-out circuit diagrams for the children to copy onto their own Activity: A closed circuit where the current follows one path. – Learning journey. Can use the Activity: A reddish metal material that is good at letting heat and electricity flow through it. It is often used to make wires and pipes…. tape series circuit placement guide to help them place the copper tape.
Pupils working at greater depth: The children add arrows to show the direction of the current flow from positive to negative on the first tile of their learning journey. Should include labels on all circuit diagrams drawn on the Activity: Series-circuit – Learning journey.