# What are circuit diagrams?

In this lesson, we will be learning how electrical circuits are represented as diagrams. We will learn the symbol for each component and draw our own circuit diagrams. You will need a pencil, a piece of paper and a ruler.

# What are circuit diagrams?

In this lesson, we will be learning how electrical circuits are represented as diagrams. We will learn the symbol for each component and draw our own circuit diagrams. You will need a pencil, a piece of paper and a ruler.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Explain what a circuit diagram is
2. Identify components based on their circuit symbols
3. Build a basic circuit based on a circuit diagram

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## Starter quiz

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### 6 Questions

Q1.
Which component provides the power supply for the circuit?
Lightbulb
Wire
Q2.
Why would circuit A not work?
The switch is open
Correct answer: There is a gap in the circuit
There is no cell
Q3.
Why would circuit B not work?
Correct answer: The switch is open
There is a gap in the circuit
There is no cell
Q4.
Why would circuit C not work?
The switch is open
There is a gap in the circuit
Correct answer: There is no cell
Q5.
What happens to the charges to make a static charge build up?
the charges become balanced
the charges become excited
Correct answer: the charges become unbalanced
Q6.
What causes the build up in charge when lighting occurs?
Clouds becoming hotter and hotter
Correct answer: Particles in clouds rubbing against each other
The sun shining through rain droplets

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
Which component makes a sound when electricity flows through it?
Cell
Lightbulb
Q2.
Which component does symbol A represent?
Cell
Switch (open)
Q3.
Which component does symbol B represent?
Cell
Switch (closed)
Q4.
Which component does symbol C represent?
Battery