Before the lesson
- To create my final electronic greeting card, compete with 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]
- Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
Pupils needing extra support: Should complete each step as a class or in small groups. 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 A collection of components which make an electrical system. A drawing which shows the appearance, structure, or workings of something…. cut-outs for the children to rotate to match their A light emitting diode which lights up as electricity passes through…. placement and to stick or copy onto their final design. Can use the Activity: Copper tape circuit placement guide to support the children with applying the copper tape track.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should include detailed annotations to the final design and circuit diagram including intended methods and identifying where improvements have been made. Work independently following each demonstration.