Teaching electricity in the science classroom

Switch on your secondary students with these KS3 and KS4 electricity resources including lessons, activities, practicals and revision worksheets.

Tes Resources Team

Electricity In The Science Classroom

Switch on your students with these electricity resources

Electricity is one of the key units in physics and often one that requires students to work practically to understand circuits, components and currents. As a topic that is usually taught across all phases of secondary education, we have gathered together a selection of resources from lessons to activities and revision materials which have been designed to aid your teaching of electricity in the science classroom.

Lessons

Mains Electricity
crf509

Mains Electricity

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Lesson plan, powerpoint, plug diagram, unsafe plug worksheet and answer and some homework and extension tasks. Covers part of P2.4.1 Household electricity. Describe the design and function of a three-pin mains plug, including the materials and the colours of the wires, explain why it is important th...
Charging Up (Static Electricity)
OuttheBoxScience

Charging Up (Static Electricity)

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KS3 Activate 2 module 'Electricity and Magnetism' Full lesson ready to use straight 'out of the box'. Similar structure to my other power points following the input - activity - review phasing Plenary section for progress checking Clear learning objectives and outcomes Modern and engaging layout ...
Cost of Electricity - Power Lesson
jkrtaylor

Cost of Electricity - Power Lesson

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A complete lesson on power and the cost of electricity in a PowerPoint including: settler; starter; learning outcomes and keywords; how to calculate power and calculations for pupils; how to rearrange the formula to calculate energy and calculations for pupils to practice; and introduction and activ...
NEW AQA The Electric Motor GCSE Lesson
rolffantom

NEW AQA The Electric Motor GCSE Lesson

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A fully resourced lesson designed for the new AQA GCSE specification, from an experienced author. This lesson includes editable and PDF versions of: Power point presentation Worksheets with full sets of answers Technician s sheet (fully resourced and illustrated) A VLE version of t...
AC & DC (lesson 14)
rak135

AC & DC (lesson 14)

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This resource is part of the AQA KS4 Physics and has a full differentiated lesson attached. The learning objectives are as follows... \- Identify AC and DC devices. \- State and explain what is meant by direct current, DC. \- State and explain what is meant by alternating current and relate...

Practicals and activities

Energy Transfer and Electricity generation quiz
paulat77

Energy Transfer and Electricity generation quiz

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Revision quiz for energy transfers and electricity production. Useful for AQA P1 revision or OCR Physics B P2. It can be broken up to use as a starter or plenary. I use it with small teams/individuals with individual whiteboards so everyone holds up their answer. All correct teams get the points. Al...
Electricity multiple choice quiz
Scuttscience

Electricity multiple choice quiz

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A great task that can be used as an assessment tool for a starter, mini-plenary or revision task. This works best when students have pre-made cards to select answer, voting kits or white boards. Students can also complete as a quiz in the back of their books. Covers: electricity, LDR, resi...
Activity pack for KS3 electricity
rowena miles

Activity pack for KS3 electricity

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This pack contains four separate revision exercises for KS3 electricity, including a mix of individual, pair and group work. The activities can be used as plenary exercises within individual lessons or together at the end of a unit to make up a revision lesson. Teacher notes are included for most ac...
Electricity Circuit Building Activity
Saving The Teachers

Electricity Circuit Building Activity

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Teach your children about electricity through our Electricity Task Cards. This is a fantastic hands on activity that will teach your children to construct series and parallel circuits. They will love creating the circuits from the differentiated task cards. This can be done using electrical com...
Transformers activity
slgibbo2000

Transformers activity

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This may be used as a starter or plenary to assess students understanding of how a transformer works, The worksheet may be provided so they can check the students have placed the cards in the correct order and to complete the missing words.
Current & Voltage Activities
heelis

Current & Voltage Activities

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Three activities to help with Potential Difference and Voltage. The Suduko puzzle really gets them thinking so I always have them work in pairs.

Revision

Electricity Components and Symbols Revision
j4yna

Electricity Components and Symbols Revision

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A collaborative activity where pupils work in groups to match up the symbol with the name and description, revising electrical components and symbols. Print onto card and cut out. Suitable for KS3 (11-14 year olds) and KS4 (14-16 year olds) Physics. Update Oct 2017 : The error with ...
Electrical Circuits Revision Pack
teachsci1

Electrical Circuits Revision Pack

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Includes: \- Revision sheet: contains all of the key information on the topic \- Revision mat: for students to fill in, covering the key areas \- Question sheet: lots of questions for students to answer about the topic Designed specifically for the new AQA specification (teaching from 201...