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This unit is the first introduction to studying electricity in Key Stage 2. Children will learn about what electricity is and how it was discovered. They will identify which appliances use electricity in their homes and how to keep themselves safe. Children will construct circuits, start to create pictorial circuits and conduct an investigation

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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.



- Oscar and the Bird: A Book about Electricity by Geoff Waring

- 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