Electricity: How LEDs work

Look at a light in your house, your school or even your TV screen – it may well be produced by a light-emitting diode (LED). These high-tech light sources are smaller, longer-lived and much more energy efficient than traditional light bulbs, making them ideal for all sorts of applications, from streetlights to phone screens. This explanation text for year 6 and P7, linking to the topic electricity, explains how LEDs work.

This downloadable reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question and answer sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
Year 6
Electricity: How LEDs work

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