Light a bulb circuit

Linking to the topic electricity, this fun, hands-on activity will light up Year 4 and P5 pupils’ curiosity. They will learn how to build their own circuits to light a bulb, using foil as wires, AA batteries and a bulb, then read about how some exciting electric gadgets work.

This pack includes: - A differentiated lesson plan that explains the science behind the activity - A PowerPoint presentation that investigates how circuits work and includes the instructions to make a circuit - Printable instructions to make an electrical circuit - Six guided reading spreads: LED lights, freezers, speakers, candy floss machines, digital cameras and pet microchips

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • AA batteries
  • Kitchen foil
  • Small bulb
Year 4
Light a bulb circuit

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