This is a challenging, engaging and enjoyable interactive game which can be played by individuals or teams. There are 35 differentiated questions on the basics of current electricity including:
- understanding the terms current, voltage and resistance;
- conductors and insulators;
- circuit symbol;
- circuits diagrams;
- units and measurement of current and voltage;
- current and voltage in series and parallel circuits;
- lamps in series and parallel.
Included in this Pack.
Interactive Question PowerPoint with 36 differentiated questions
Interactive Answer PowerPoint (which also shows the questions)
Pupil answer/score sheet
How it Works.
- Work through interactive Question PowerPoint.
- Pupils/teams write answers on recording sheet.
- Work through Interactive Answer PowerPoint.
- Pupils total their score
- Highest score wins.
Prior Knowledge Required
- The symbols for switch, resistor, battery, voltmeter, ammeter, motor, buzzer and able to recognise series and parallel circuits.
- Metals and non-metals as conductors and insulators.
- Current is a flow of electrons and metal ions cause resistance.
- Batteries contain chemicals and provide the push or voltage to current.
- Voltage is the difference in energy level between two points in a circuit.
- Comparative resistance of long/short, thin/thick wires.
- Know that insulators have high resistances and the resistance of all conductor is comparatively lower.
- Comparative brightness of identical lamps in series and parallel and the effect of removing a lamp.
- Ammeters are placed in series and voltmeters in parallel.
- Current is measured in amps and voltage in volts.
- Current in series and parallel circuits.
- Voltage in series and parallel circuits.
These learning outcomes, and others, are contained in fully resourced packs from Elf Off the Shelf. Each pack contains two PowerPoints and fourteen original and engaging pupil resources. They are also available as a substantially discounted bundles. Please follow the links below if you are interested in these resources.