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Unit of work

Electrical conductors

Computational thinking, Computer systems, Design & technology, Programming, Sciences | MakeCode | 7-11 yrs

Lesson 1

Selection & conductivity investigation


In this ‘unplugged’ lesson, pupils construct electrical circuits and use selection to explain what happens to the output when conductors and insulators are added. 

Learning objectives

  • To identify the output in an electrical circuit
  • To understand the term selection
  • To use selection when describing the output of an electrical circuit 

You will need

Downloadable resources:

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson slides
  • Student handouts

Other resources:

Batteries, alligator / crocodile clip leads (optional), lightbulbs, buzzers (optional), motors (optional), kitchen foil (optional), scissors (optional), pencils (optional), coins (optional), felt cloth (optional), erasers (optional), pencil sharpeners (optional)

Lesson plan