Switched on Kids
A great explanation of how electricity is made and how to use it safely.
Written to be use on a smart board, this resource explains how electricity is used.
A fantastic tutorial that investigates Ben Franklin's discoveries and understanding of electricity. Children complete the online experiments.
An online experiment where children change a circuit to make a light bulb shine brighter.
Guide to Electric Circuits
A fantastic resource that has 5 sections - making a circuit work, conductors and insulators, switches, changing circuits and drawing circuits.
An open ended resource which allows teachers or students to draw electrical circuits and then test if they would work.
Children use their knowledge of simple circuits to help repair the robot's spaceship.
An Electric Motor
An informative tutorial that explains how an electric motor works.
What is Electricity?
A resource designed specifically for the smart board to promote class discussion and explain what electricity is.
How do we Make Electricity?
A great tutorial that explains in very simple terms how electricity is made.
A online experiment where children change parts of a circuit to make a light switch on and an electric motor turn.
A great resource that investigates making electrical circuits.
Drawing a Circuit
A great tutorial which explains how to draw electrical circuits.
Circuits and Conductors
An online experiment where children put different objects onto a circuit to see if it conducts electricity to make the light turn on.
How a Battery Works
A great explanation and demonstration on how a battery works.
Adventures in Energy
An in-depth tutorial that explains where energy comes from and the process of making it into electricity.
A very detailed tutorial about where renewable and non-renewable energy comes from and how we use it.
Energy and Global Warming
An informative resource which investigates how our energy usage impacts our environment.
A great website that looks at where energy comes from, how to be energy efficient and why saving energy is so important.
Energy is Everywhere
Children look around a virtual world and see where different energy is use.
Click on the correct objects, for example wind turbines, solar panels or wires to make the energy flow.