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Identifying and Drawing Simple Series Circuits

<-- watch the video Lesson Objective: spot common errors in circuit diagrams and start to draw your own circuit diagrams Click add and work your way through the slides. They get progressively harder. On page 1 Drag and drop move the component symbols to the correct place on the table. On page 2 and 3 Drag and drop move the correct circuit diagram into the box below the photograph of each circuit. On pages 4-6 Drag and drop move the written descriptions to the correct boxes to label what is drawn incorrectly in the circuit diagrams. On page 7 You will need to write label or record mic what is drawn incorrectly in the circuit diagram. On page 8 Write label your top 5 rules for drawing circuit diagrams correctly. On page 9 draw (on paper using a ruler and sharp pencil) the circuit diagram pictured. Upload a photo photograph of your circuit diagram. Check your work thoroughly and check.

4th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, Science, Home Learning
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This lesson was designed for use with KS2 pupils in the UK as they start to learn about electrical components as part of the Science lessons on electricity. The aim is to prevent bad habits when drawing circuits before students start to draw their own circuits. This video covers the main errors I see in older pupil's circuit diagrams. In the previous lesson students learned to correctly identify the component symbols and draw the symbols in isolation. In their next lesson they will progress to drawing more difficult series circuits. This lesson was used successfully during lockdown 2020 as a stand-alone lesson. Please watch the video before assigning to your class. Some teachers may not agree with my 'it doesn't matter what order you draw the components in' on a series circuit. You may also have different ways to draw particular symbols.