Electricity & Circuits Workshop
This workshop will introduce primary school children to electricity and circuits by interacting with and building with Snap Circuits.
The workshop will cover the following objectives from the national curriculum in Science:
identify common appliances that run on electricity
construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors
Challenges can include the use of resistors (various ohms), alarms, speakers, buzzers, switches (buttons and sliders), motors and fans amongst others.
The workshop is easily adaptable and can be differentiated for SEN learners and Gifted and Talented learners.
Students will progress from building simple circuits with a working bulb, to building parallel circuits with bulbs, working motors, switches, resistors, speakers, sensors and many more components.
Students will feel confident enough to design and draw their own working circuits.To book this activity, please contact:
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||02 July 2020|
|Last modified||26 August 2020|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Computing, Effective use of tools, Impact of technology, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Electronics, programming and control, Science, Practical work, Enquiries and investigations|
|Running times||4-8 hours|
Discounts are available when booking with other Hyett Education workshops
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