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Building Circuits 1

In this worksheet, students will answer questions about how to build a simple circuit and how electricity travels around it.

'Building Circuits 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Electricity

Curriculum subtopic:   Lamps and Circuits

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Circuits are a great way to find out about how electricity works, at the basic level.  You also find out about lots of different components.


A simple circuit is built using a power source - we use batteries because they are safe.  Then wires carry the electrical energy from the source to the device that's plugged into the circuit, like a bulb (lamp) or a buzzer.


We can use a switch in the circuit so that the device can be turned on/off without having to disconnect the battery. The switch also allows us to save energy.


Devices in a circuit change the electrical energy into light, sound or movement.


Light bulb


Right, with those basics about electrical circuits in mind, let's have a look at how to put them together.



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