Y6 Will these Circuits Work?

Pupils look at a range of circuit diagrams and predict whether or not they will illuminate a bulb. Pupils then make the circuits and test their predictions.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches; use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram
  • NaG - building on their work in year 4, pupils should construct simple series circuits, to help them to answer questions about what happens when they try different components
  • WS - systematically identifying the effect of changing one component at a time in a circuit

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