Year 4

# To know how to construct simple series circuits

In this lesson, we will learn how to make manually controlled, simple series circuits with batteries and different types of switches, bulbs and buzzers. We will use CAD diagrams. We will find out which of the components in the circuit are input devices and which are output devices. Please note this lesson will require some additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper, to fully participate. Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised if equipment is required.

Year 4

# To know how to construct simple series circuits

In this lesson, we will learn how to make manually controlled, simple series circuits with batteries and different types of switches, bulbs and buzzers. We will use CAD diagrams. We will find out which of the components in the circuit are input devices and which are output devices. Please note this lesson will require some additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper, to fully participate. Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised if equipment is required.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. how to use learning from science to help design and make products that work
2. measure, mark out, cut and shape materials and components with some accuracy
3. identify the strengths and areas for development in their ideas and products

### Equipment

Aluminium foil, paper fasteners, paper clips, card, paper clips, buzzers, bulbs, bulb holders, batteries, battery holders, scissors, copper tape, Computer/iPad

### Content guidance

• Equipment requiring safe usage.

### Licence

This content is made available by Oak National Academy Limited and its partners and licensed under Oak’s terms & conditions (Collection 1), except where otherwise stated.

## Video

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## Starter quiz

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### 4 Questions

Q1.
Which of these is not an electrical input device?
Light sensor.
Switch.
Temperature sensor.
Q2.
Which of the following are output devices? (Tick 2 boxes)
Microprocessor.
Switch.
Q3.
What will we use as the power source in our circuit?
A solar cell.
Mains electricity.
Q4.
What does it mean if a material is an electrical conductor?
Correct answer: The material lets electricity flow through it.
The material power an electrical device.
The material resists the flow of electricity.

## Exit quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
Complete Accurate Design.
Computer Assisted Design.
Control Aided Digital.
Q2.
What is the name of the electrical components that are used to create light? (Tick 2 boxes)
Buzzers.
Resistors.
Q3.
Which website did we use to design series circuits?