We rely on electric circuits every day, in our homes, schools and places of work, as well as in our portable gadgets and kitchens. In this activity, a circuit drawn by a pencil conducts electricity to light an LED.
You’ll need to get hold of an LED, some wires and crocodile clips – these are all available cheaply online or from high street electronics shops.
- Investigate the conductive properties of graphite
- Use observation and creative problem-solving skills
- Understand how the conductive properties of materials have useful applications in our everyday lives
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