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Electrical Appliances 1

Students answer questions about electrical appliances we use every day.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Electricity

Curriculum subtopic:  Common Electrical Appliances

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QUESTION 1 of 10

Electricity is a form of ENERGY - it CHANGES THINGS. We use electricity every day and expect it to be there at the flick of a switch!

Using electricity, we can do jobs in minutes which would otherwise take hours and lots of effort.

 

The electricity we use in our homes and at school comes from two sources, the mains (plug in) and batteries:

 

 

Electrical energy flows through wires and cables to reach our towns, homes, televisions and other appliances.

Complete the following sentence:

 

The 'source' of electricity means............

where the energy comes from

a remote control

a light bulb

where the energy goes to

Which TWO of the options below are sources of electricity?

switches

mains sockets

remote controls

batteries

Which THREE appliances work on mains electricity

cooker

mobile phone

TV

torch

freezer

Which THREE of these work using batteries? 

calculator

watch

micro-wave

washing machine

remote control car

Complete the following sentence:

 

Electricity travels from its source to an appliance through.......

pylons

the air

wires

Complete the following sentence:

 

Joined together, a power sourcewires and an appliance or device make a...........

circle

circuit

wide-screen TV

Which appliance produces light?

washing machine

TV

vacuum cleaner

Which appliance produces sound

freezer

table lamp

personal stereo

Which of these objects uses electricity to produce heat?

toaster

watch

calculator

Which of these turns electricity into movement

light bulb

laptop

washing machine

  • Question 1

Complete the following sentence:

 

The 'source' of electricity means............

CORRECT ANSWER
where the energy comes from
EDDIE SAYS
In our homes, we use mains electricity and batteries to provide the power - energy sources - to do lots of jobs.
  • Question 2

Which TWO of the options below are sources of electricity?

CORRECT ANSWER
mains sockets
batteries
  • Question 3

Which THREE appliances work on mains electricity

CORRECT ANSWER
cooker
TV
freezer
EDDIE SAYS
Large appliances which use a lot of energy work on mains electricity.
  • Question 4

Which THREE of these work using batteries? 

CORRECT ANSWER
calculator
watch
remote control car
EDDIE SAYS
Smaller machines work using batteries because they don't use a lot of energy.
  • Question 5

Complete the following sentence:

 

Electricity travels from its source to an appliance through.......

CORRECT ANSWER
wires
EDDIE SAYS
Pylons are metal frames which support the thick metal WIRES which CARRY electricity. Wires also carry electrical energy from a battery, or batteries, to a device.
  • Question 6

Complete the following sentence:

 

Joined together, a power sourcewires and an appliance or device make a...........

CORRECT ANSWER
circuit
  • Question 7

Which appliance produces light?

CORRECT ANSWER
TV
  • Question 8

Which appliance produces sound

CORRECT ANSWER
personal stereo
  • Question 9

Which of these objects uses electricity to produce heat?

CORRECT ANSWER
toaster
  • Question 10

Which of these turns electricity into movement

CORRECT ANSWER
washing machine
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