This is a challenging, engaging and enjoyable boardgame, for up to six pupils per set, with 54 question cards on the basics of current electricity including:
• understanding the terms current, voltage and resistance;
• conductors and insulators;
• circuit symbol;
• circuits diagrams;
• units and measurement of current and voltage;
• current and voltage in series and parallel circuits;
• lamps in series and parallel.
• current and voltage vary with number of batteries.
• relationship between resistance and current.
Included in this Pack
• Game board
• 54 Question cards with questions of varying difficulty
• Teacher answer sheet
• Instruction sheet.
Resources are in colour and greyscale
How to Play
• Highest dice throw starts
• Pupils take turns, following instructions in the squares.
• Certain squares instruct the pupil to take a question card from the face down pile. If correct they move on 2 spaces.
• If a player thinks an opponent’s answer is incorrect they can challenge. If the challenge is correct the challenger moves forward 2 spaces. If the challenge is wrong the challenger moves back two spaces.
• In the event of a challenge, pupils are encouraged to consult their books but teacher has a quick-check answer sheet.
Prior Knowledge Required
• Symbols for switch, resistor, battery, voltmeter, ammeter, motor, buzzer and recognise series and parallel circuits.
• Metals and non-metals as conductors and insulators.
• Current is a flow of electrons and metal ions cause resistance.
• Batteries contain chemicals and provide the push or voltage to current.
• Voltage is the difference in energy level between two points in a circuit.
• Comparative resistance of long/short, thin/thick wires.
• Insulators have high resistances and the resistance of all conductors is comparatively lower.
• Comparative brightness of identical lamps in series and parallel and the effect of removing a lamp.
• Ammeters are used in series and voltmeters in parallel.
• Current is measured in amps and voltage in volts.
• Current and voltage in series and parallel circuits.
• Current and voltage vary with number of batteries.
• Metal ions causing high and low resistance conductors.
• Relationship between resistance and current.