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

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 it is 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

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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...

Electrical Current and Charge lesson

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Lesson for the new AQA GCSE syllabus.

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...

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...

GCSE Electricity Revision

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Enough content for 2 lessons including: * Starter on symbols and their units * Series and parallel circuits recap * Resistance of a wire recap * Filament lamp IV curve recap * Static charge recap * True/False quiz * Recap of all equations needed to memorise and a worksheet that tests ALL of the eq...

Electricity

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Resources to introduce electricity

Practicals and activities

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...

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

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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...

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

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...

IGCSE Electricity Revision Booklet

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Revision booklet for the Edexcel IGCSE Electricity unit. Prints double sided and folds to make it A5.

Electricity in The Home (new AQA)

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Revision sheet containing the key information about electricity in the home including electrical wiring, AC/DC, national grid and power. Suitable for the new AQA Science GCSE course (Combined or Physics), teaching from September 2016.

AC, Plugs, Fuses, Electricity Equations

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A handout for study/revision use (AQA 9-1 GCSE). Two page document outlining the concept of alternating current; the interior of a plug, fuses and a list of all the equations needed for the electricity topic, including units and algebra symbols.