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This unit builds on from the Year 4 Electricity unit. Children will learn to represent circuits using symbols in a diagram. Children will get the opportunity to develop their understanding of what electricity is and how to measure it.

Wider Learning


Go Online:


Go Online: A comprehensive site about Electricity and the Environment where children can learn about renewable and non-renewable sources of electricity, global warming, etc. There are a few interactive games and activities as well.


Watch it: The story of electricity -


Make it: Build some squishy circuits with playdough! This TED Talk explains how to turn your kitchen into an electrical engineering lab -


Go Online:


Play it: Wired is a free puzzle-platform game where you wire up electrical circuits to progress through the levels (Windows or Mac computers; needs a keyboard and mouse) -


Visit: The Science Museum -


Apps: Paid apps that help teach children about circuits and electricity.


Read, Make and Explore: Create awesome DIY electronics projects using fabric, paper, and craft - The Crafty Kids Guide to DIY Electronics: 20 Fun Projects for Makers, Crafters, and Everyone in Between by Helen Leigh.


Research it: Research Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.



- Charging About: The Story of Electricity by Jacqui Bailey

- A Beginner's Guide to Electricity and Magnetism by Gill Arbuthnott

- Science in Action: How things work- Electricity by Anna Claybourne

- You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Electricity! by Ian Graham