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Lesson One – Circuit Symbols

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to practise using the correct symbols to record the structure and layout of electrical circuits. The class can build the selected circuits to check that they work correctly to power a range of electrical devices.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to practise using the correct symbols to record the structure and layout of electrical circuits

Learning Objectives

Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram. Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams.

Learning Outcomes

I can use the correct symbols when drawing a diagram of an electrical circuit. I can use diagrams to show understanding of electrical circuits.

Circuit Symbols

Teaching sequence to help the children practise using the correct symbols to record the structure and layout of electrical circuits

Electrical Circuits Symbols

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify symbols that can be used for electrical components in circuit diagrams

What Circuit

Activity cards to get the children to select and record circuit diagrams using the correct symbols to match different statements

Circuit Symbols

Interactive activity to help the children practise using the correct symbols to record the structure and layout of electrical circuits

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to practise using the correct symbols to record the structure and layout of electrical circuits

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