KS2: Electrical systems

This list supports learning about electrical systems including activities such as: designing a light for a particular purpose, making a doorbell and creating a steady-hand game for children to play. There are lots of ideas for developing skills used in D&T through focussed practical tasks, so children are able to apply these techniques to the designs that they make. The resources provide opportunities to explore different electrical systems looking the casings that circuits may sit in and the purpose of the circuit in the product design. There are a range of authentic contexts for children to design, make and evaluate their own designs and made any modifications they feel are needed to make them suitable for the purpose and audience that they have been designed for.