Electricity Kit

Explore electricity and enthuse your students with this great hands on kit, ideal for pupils in key stage 1,2 & 3.

Kits are rented on a termly basis and can be hired for up to 6 weeks. Only 2 kits per school at any time.

The Electricity kit is ideal for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3, and gives the student the opportunity to explore electricity through fun activities including:

  • Identifying general appliances, which run on electricity
  • Constructing a simple series circuit
  • Identifying whether a lamp will light in a complete series circuit, based on a switch being closed and a battery complete in the loop.
  • Identifying what difference a switch makes in a circuit when it is open or closed.
  • Recognising common conductors and insulators, Children should be able to associate metals with being good conductors of electricity.
  • Identifying and naming the simple parts of an electrical circuit, which includes – cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
  • Pupils should also be able to associate the brightness of a lamp or the buzzers volume with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
  • Children can give reasons for variations of how circuit components function. This will include the on/off position of switches, brightness of bulbs and loudness of buzzers.

The Kit Contains:

16 Electricity work cards
1 Energy ball
3 Universal chargers
10 rechargeable D Size batteries with cell holders
10 lamps
10 lamp holders
10 Universal clips
10 switches
5 buzzers
5 motors
10 Universal clips
Aluminium foil
• Conductor and Insulator worksheet task
• Battery and mains worksheet task
• Electric and non-electric worksheet task
• Circuit prediction worksheets
1 set of Teacher’s notes

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