What are the different components in an electrical circuit?

In this lesson, we will learn how to build an electrical circuit. We will look at all the different components of an electrical circuit and learn the rules for building them. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler for this lesson.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What happens to the charges to make a static charge build up?

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Q2.What can cause a static charge?

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Q3.How can we tell if a balloon is 'charged'?

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Q4.What causes the build up in charge when lightning occurs?

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Q5.Why does static electricity need to be discharged?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What happens to the charges to make a static charge build up?

1/5

Q2.What can cause a static charge?

2/5

Q3.How can we tell if a balloon is 'charged'?

3/5

Q4.What causes the build up in charge when lightning occurs?

4/5

Q5.Why does static electricity need to be discharged?

5/5

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What are the parts of an electrical circuit?

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Q1.Which component provides the power supply for the circuit?

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Q2.Why would circuit A not work?

Circuit A

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Q3.Why would circuit B not work?

Circuit B

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Q4.Why would circuit C not work?

Circuit C

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Q5.What happens to the charges to make a static charge build up?

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Q6.What causes the build up in charge when lighting occurs?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What are the parts of an electrical circuit?

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.Which component provides the power supply for the circuit?

1/6

Q2.Why would circuit A not work?

Circuit A

2/6

Q3.Why would circuit B not work?

Circuit B

3/6

Q4.Why would circuit C not work?

Circuit C

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Q5.What happens to the charges to make a static charge build up?

5/6

Q6.What causes the build up in charge when lighting occurs?

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