Current Electricity - Does the Resistance in a Circuit Affect Current? Why? KS3

This action-packed lesson on the relationship between resistance and current is fully resourced and differentiated with 13 activities including starter, plenary, exit ticket quiz plus homeworks and 12 learning outcomes.

Easy to follow instructions are given on the PowerPoint and worksheets so that the lesson practically runs itself.

The activities include literacy, group work, peer assessment, self-assessment, pupil response to assessment, feedback to teacher on pupil learning via the exit ticket quiz and a practical.

This pack contains material for two hours lesson time in total to enable the teacher to select and totally bespoke their lesson according to pupil ability, time available for the topic and focus of departmental/school policy. Resources not used in the lesson can be additional homework or used for pre-examination revision.

An easy to follow one-page flow chart lesson plan indicates where logical choices between resources can be made and indicates whether each activity includes literacy, oracy or AFL .


  • To know that resistance is the result of electrons colliding with the metal ions in a conductor.
  • To know that resistance increases with the number of metal ions such in a longer wire.
  • To predict the outcome and design an experiment to investigate the relationship between resistance and current by adding lamps to a circuit.
  • To design a results table.
  • to draw a bar graph of the results of the experiment.


  • Animated 17 slide PowerPoint- includes exit ticket /plenary quiz
  • Cut and stick
  • Anticipation guide(starter and plenary)
  • Flip It
  • Taboo Cards
  • Worksheet for practical
  • Fact sheet
  • Foldable
  • Fact Share Worksheet
  • Exit ticket template
  • ABC card template
  • 2 Differentiated homework/classwork worksheets
  • Flow chart lesson plan
  • PowerPoint with answers /detailed mark schemes for homework/classwork sheets-pupils of all abilities can self-assess or peer assess.

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Links to other resources in this series.

Intro to Current Electricity 1

Intro to Current Electricity 2

Intro to Current Electricity 3

Current Electricity - Everything You Need

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  • Batteries-and-Voltage-Pupil-Checklist.pdf
  • Batteries-and-Voltage-Worksheet--Front.pdf
  • Batteries-and-Voltage-t-Worksheet---Back.pdf
  • Batteries-and-Voltage-Taboo-Cards.pdf
  • Foldable-2-Front.pdf
  • Batteries-and-Voltage-Fact-Share-Worksheet.pdf
  • Batteries-and-Voltage-Fact-Sheet-.pdf
  • Batteries-and-Voltage-Flip-It-Front.pdf
  • Batteries-and-Voltage-Flip-It--Back.pdf
  • Batteries-and-VoltageDomino-Exercise.pdf
  • Batteries-Voltage-Homework-Worksheet-1-Front.pdf
  • Batteries-Voltage-Homework-Worksheet-1-Back.pdf
  • Batteries-Voltage-Homework-Worksheet-2-Front.pdf
  • Batteries-Voltage-Homework-Worksheet-2-Back.pdf
  • Batteries-and-Voltage-Anticipation-Guide-.pdf
  • Exit-Ticket.pdf
  • Preview--Batteries-and-Voltage-TES-PPT.pdf
  • Preview-Mark-Scheme.pdf
  • Preview--Batteries-and-Voltage-TE-LO-.pdf
  • Preview--Batteries-and-Voltage-TES-Lesson-Plan.pdf
  • Preview--Batteries-and-Voltage-TES-Contents.pdf
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Created: Jan 30, 2019

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