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Making & Drawing Simple Series Circuits

Lesson Objective: build and draw simple circuits using the correct component symbols I'm afraid you are going to have to juggle some paper, a webpage and your Seesaw page for this activity! <-- watch the video for a full explanation and demonstration of what you are going to do. Tip: to review these instructions again you can click 'view instructions' at the top centre of your screen while you are editing the Seesaw canvas. 1️⃣Click and look at the photograph of a circuit on page one. 2️⃣Open this webpage on your web browser: http://www.cleo.net.uk/consultants_resources/science/circuitWorld/circuitworld.html You can click on the within page 1. 3️⃣ ON CLEO - In SYMBOL mode, create the circuit photographed on page one of your Seesaw template. 4️⃣ Screenshot your SYMBOL creation on CLEO and add it to page one of your Seesaw template. 5️⃣Go back to CLEO and change the mode from SYMBOL to REAL. 6️⃣Screenshot your REAL creation on CLEO and add it to page one of your Seesaw template. 7️⃣Use a sharp pencil and ruler to draw the circuit on paper. 8️⃣Photograph your hand drawn circuit diagram and upload to page one Seesaw. 9️⃣Repeat steps 1-9 on page two and three for different circuits. Page 4 is an optional extension circuit. How to Screenshot on your device: https://help.peoplehr.com/en/articles/2353485-how-to-take-screenshots-on-many-different-devices To screenshot on a Kindle Fire, simultaneously press the OFF and VOLUME DOWN for a quick second.

4th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, Science, Home Learning
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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This lesson was successfully used during lockdown with KS2 pupils in the UK in 2020. It is best used as part of a series of lessons. Previously covered: identifying component symbols and identifying common errors in drawn circuit diagrams. Please not that CLEO software will not work on all pupil's devices. (iPads and iPhones in particular) You may wish to add in your daily diary or within the activity instructions a warning telling parents not to pay for software - this is not needed. In this case I asked pupils just to hand draw the circuits and leave the CLEO simulation parts blank.