A class-sized kit of electrical components to teach the topic of electricity at KS2 – bulbs, wires, batteries, switches buzzers, motors and even propellers! Our magnetised connecting wires are easier for children to use than traditional crocodile clips.
Children can start by creating a simple circuit, for example using a battery, two wires and a bulb. Next add a switch! Try connecting a buzzer or even an electric motor and propellor, then investigate how to change the direction in which the propeller turns.
Spares are included in the kit which is conveniently divided into 15 separate boxes – enough for children to work with a partner.
Primary Science Curriculum (KS2)
Pupils should be taught to:
- construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
- identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
- recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
- recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.
- associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
- compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
- use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
Class kit loan
£25 + VAT per kit for 2 weeks (members)
£50 + VAT per kit for 2 weeks (non members)
All school members get 2 weeks of free kit loan
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