Build circuits in the classroom to learn about electricity
This electricity workshop for schools covers curriculum-based topics such as voltage, current, resistance, power, insulation, conductivity, series, and parallel circuits. Moreover, students will gain an in-depth understanding of how batteries and generators work.
Primary: 3 x 1.5hrs
Secondary: 4 x 1.15hrs
(20-30 students per session)
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Year 2 - Year 13
KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Learn How Electricity Generators Work
Students will generate electricity using mini generators and learn about electromagnetism.
Build Circuits on Breadboards
Build series and parallel circuits on breadboards to understand the relationship between voltage and current.
Build a Touch Switch Circuit
Build a touch switch circuit and turn on an LED.
All About Power
Learn about power ratings of items and how our robots are powered!
Typical Workshop Day
- Define and discuss the fundamentals of electricity including, current, voltage, charge, and resistance. Understand the direction of flow of current and electrons in circuits.
- Practical - Generate electricity using mini generators and light LEDs.
- Introduce students to the components we will be using to build circuits, such as breadboards, resistors, and LEDs.
- Practical - Build a series circuit with a resistor, a battery, an LED, and crocodile leads.
- Practical - Build series and parallel circuits on breadboards and experiment with what happens in each circuit when a bulb is removed.
- Group practical - Build a touch switch light circuit and test it.
- Demo - Show students our home built robots and discuss how they are powered.
- Usually, we will reset the session and repeat it for another group of children on the same day. As with all our engagements, we will end the day with a street-dance performance.