Lesson 4: Adding the circuit

In this final lesson of the topic, pupils make functioning circuits and integrate them into their greetings cards

Learning Objectives

  • Making a circuit and integrating it into a greeting card

  • Understanding that breaks in a circuit stop it from working

  • Laying copper tape in straight lines and ensure corners are never broken

  • Knowing that the legs of the LED need to be the correct way round for the circuit to work

Lesson Plan

Assembling the circuit and card
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Teacher Video: Adding the circuit

Note that this Teacher Video is the same as the Teacher Video in the previous lesson

Pupil Video: Adding the circuit

Note that this Pupil Video is the same as the Pupil Video in the previous lesson

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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