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Drawing Electrical Component Symbols

Grades: 4th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: Science

Student Instructions

<-- watch the video (you will need plain paper, a sharp pencil and a ruler while you watch the video) Lesson Objective: correctly identify the symbols for electrical components. Click add and work your way through the pages. On page 1 you will need to drag and drop move the symbols to their correct place on the table On page 2 upload a photo photograph of your hand drawn component symbols (which you drew while watching the video) On page 3 you will need to drag and drop the correct component symbol to the description of that component. Then use the label tool to write in the correct names of the components. On page 4 use the mic microphone with the arrow or label tool to correctly identify the symbols used in each circuit diagram. On page 5 use the mic microphone with the arrow or label tool to explain WHY the symbols in the red boxes are incorrectly drawn. Check your work thoroughly and click check

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This activity was designed for use with KS2 pupils in the UK - this lesson is their first introduction to electrical components and their symbols as part of their electricity topic in Science. As you can probably guess, this was used during lockdown in 2020 and is a self-contained lesson which has been tried and tested. Different schools use different numbers of components in their introductions, some refer to cells as batteries, some would want to see voltmeters and LED's included in this lesson. Other schools prefer to use a different symbol for the lamp/bulb. Please watch the video yourself to ensure it meets the needs of your learners.