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Circuits and Components

Students answer questions about the function of components in simple elecrical circuits.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Electricity

Curriculum subtopic:  Simple Circuits

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QUESTION 1 of 10

Our homes are wired up to the MAINS - we use MAINS ELECTRICITY every day to make our work easier. The appliances also contain circuits.

 

We know that ELECTRICAL ENERGY is changed into:

  • LIGHT
  • SOUND
  • HEAT
  • MOVEMENT

 

 

 

Because MAINS ELECTRICITY is very powerful and dangerous, we use materials which insulate us and keep us safe when we are using electrical appliances. These materials are NON-METALS, for example: plastics and are used to cover the metal wires which conduct the elecrtical energy.

Adam and Helena are making circuits. They collect together the components they need.

Which one of these changes electrical energy into movement?

wire

bulb

battery

motor

Helena wants a component which produces sound. Which one should she choose? 

bulb

battery

buzzer

wire

Which of one these components makes a 'gap' in the circuit?

bulb

insulating material

switch

wire

 Switches are used to stop the flow of electricity in which THREE of these types of circuits?

lightening storm

mains

appliance

static

battery

 

Electricity travels through metal wires. Which material are the electrical wires surrounded by? 

metal

plastic

fabric

wood

Complete the following sentence:

 

In our household appliances, electrical conductors are surrounded by plastic so that.........

we get an electrical shock

the electricity doesn't escape

we don't get an electrical shock

Complete the following sentence:

 

Materials which DO NOT allow electricity to flow though them are called.......... 

insulators

switches

conductors

Complete the following sentence:

 

Materials which ALLOW electricity to flow them are called...........

insulators

metals

conductors

switches

Choose one of the following to complete the sentence:

 

Generally, electrical insulators are............ 

plastic

metals

non-metals

wooden

  • Question 1

Adam and Helena are making circuits. They collect together the components they need.

Which one of these changes electrical energy into movement?

CORRECT ANSWER
motor
  • Question 2

Helena wants a component which produces sound. Which one should she choose? 

CORRECT ANSWER
buzzer
  • Question 3

Which of one these components makes a 'gap' in the circuit?

CORRECT ANSWER
switch
EDDIE SAYS
Look around your room for switches... They are used to make a break or GAP in the circuit so that the electricity CANNOT FLOW.
  • Question 4

 Switches are used to stop the flow of electricity in which THREE of these types of circuits?

CORRECT ANSWER
mains
appliance
battery
EDDIE SAYS
We can switch off electricity at the mains, at a wall socket, or on an apppliance.
  • Question 5

 

Electricity travels through metal wires. Which material are the electrical wires surrounded by? 

CORRECT ANSWER
plastic
EDDIE SAYS
Non-metals are usually electrical insulators.
  • Question 6

Complete the following sentence:

 

In our household appliances, electrical conductors are surrounded by plastic so that.........

CORRECT ANSWER
we don't get an electrical shock
  • Question 7

Complete the following sentence:

 

Materials which DO NOT allow electricity to flow though them are called.......... 

CORRECT ANSWER
insulators
  • Question 8

Complete the following sentence:

 

Materials which ALLOW electricity to flow them are called...........

CORRECT ANSWER
conductors
EDDIE SAYS
Metals are not the ONLY materials which conduct electricity, although very few non-metals conduct electricity. One important example is WATER.
  • Question 9

Choose one of the following to complete the sentence:

 

Generally, electrical insulators are............ 

CORRECT ANSWER
non-metals
EDDIE SAYS
A PROPERTY of most non-metals is that they DO NOT conduct electricity.
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