Electric Circuits

An Introduction to Series and Parallel Circuits. In this practical activity, students investigate series and parallel circuits. Beware of the short circuits though!

Designing Electric Circuits (pdf)  In this practical activity, which requires plenty of higher-order thinking, students have to design, construct, and draw up various electrical circuits according to set design briefs.
By signing each circuit as it is completed, teachers can ensure that the students have actually created the circuit and that they haven’t just copied from another group!

The Electric Circuits Extension Activities (pdf) is similar to the prac sheet above but the circuits require two-way switches.

It is assumed that the students have already been introduced to circuit symbols.