Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Look at Simple Circuits

In this worksheet, students will be presented with a series of electric circuits and using their knowledge they have to decide whether the circuit, as drawn, will work or not.

'Look at Simple Circuits' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Electricity

Curriculum subtopic:   Simple Circuits

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Learning about how electric circuits work is fun!


happy boy throwing leaves


You are going to use so many electrical devices in your lives that it's really important to have some sort of idea about how they work.

Working with circuits gives you important knowledge that will help you to use things correctly, to work out why things might not work and how to put that right.


So, to check whether or not a simple electric circuit will work, you need to check the following:


Is it complete?  There must be no 'gaps' in the circuit.


Is there a power source, such as a battery?




Are both sides of the battery (+ and -)  connected into the circuit?

If there are two batteries,  are they connected + to - so the electric current can flow?


Now, you'll have covered all this in your lessons, so this is just a reminder!


In this activity, there are lots of different circuits drawn for you.

All you have to do is to look at them carefully and decide whether it's going to work or not.  It's as simple as that - apply the points above and what you know about circuits from your previous work.


thumbs up


Have fun!

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free

  • National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted / Parents
    National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted
  • Private-Tutoring-WINNER-EducationInvestor-Awards / Parents
    Winner - Private Tutoring
  • Bett Awards Finalist / Parents
  • Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents
    Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents