NEW AQA GCSE (2016) Physics - Electrical Circuits

This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Physics GCSE, particularly the 'Electricity’ SoW.

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The lesson begins with an introduction into how to draw electrical circuit diagrams, a diagram is shown and students need to identify the correct components using the labels provided.

The next part of the lesson focuses on the roles of different electrical components, students will each be given a different piece of information about a component. They can then walk around the room, sharing information with each other in order to complete a table on the components and their roles. This work can then be self-assessed once students have completed it.

The next task will assess students understanding of these components in a ‘Quick Check - Who am I ?’ task. Pupils will need to identify the component from the description given, they can write their answers in their books and then check their work against the answers when they are revealed.

Pupils will the be reminded of the rules on how to draw a circuit diagram, before being given a list of descriptions of different circuits. Students need to draw the circuits that are being described, the answers to this task can then be revealed using the mark scheme in the PowerPoint presentation.

The last part of the lesson will require pupils to construct electrical circuits using electrical equipment, three diagrams of electrical circuits are provided to students, they need to use these to construct their own circuits.

The plenary task requires pupils to complete a word search, once the words have been found they should write a definition of each of them

All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)

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Created: Sep 19, 2019

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