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Do I Need Electricity?

Can you tell what does and doesn't use electricity?

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Electricity

Curriculum subtopic:  Common Electrical Appliances

Difficulty level:  

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QUESTION 1 of 10

We use electricity all of the time. We use it to light up your rooms, to cook our food or to keep our food cold. Electricity heats our homes and moves things along. 

 

Can you tell what uses electricity and what doesn't?

Look at this torch. Does it use electricity?

ANSWER: Torches do use electricity to make light. The electricity comes from batteries inside the torch.

Now look at some more objects. Do they use electricity?

Does these bongos use electricity?

 

 

Yes

No

Does this television use electricity?

 

 

Yes

No

Does this light use electricity?

 

 

Yes

No

Does this bicycle use electricity?

 

Yes

No

Does this computer use electricity?

 

Yes

No

Does this fridge use electricity?

 

Yes

No

Does this candle use electricity?

 

 

Yes

No

Does this CD player use electricity?

 

Yes

No

Does this trampoline use electricity?

 

Yes

No

Does this traffic light use electricity?

 

Yes

No

Does this football use electricity?

 

Yes

No

  • Question 1

Does these bongos use electricity?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
No
EDDIE SAYS
Bongos make a sound when they are hit with hands.
  • Question 2

Does this television use electricity?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Yes
EDDIE SAYS
Televisions use electricity to work.
  • Question 3

Does this light use electricity?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Yes
EDDIE SAYS
This lamp requires electricity to light the bulb.
  • Question 4

Does this bicycle use electricity?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
No
EDDIE SAYS
Bicycles are powered by your feet pushing the pedals.
  • Question 5

Does this computer use electricity?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Yes
EDDIE SAYS
This computer requires electricity to run.
  • Question 6

Does this fridge use electricity?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Yes
  • Question 7

Does this candle use electricity?

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
No
EDDIE SAYS
Electricity is used to make light but candles have a flame to make light. They were used as a light source for hundreds of years before electricity was invented.
  • Question 8

Does this CD player use electricity?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Yes
  • Question 9

Does this trampoline use electricity?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
No
EDDIE SAYS
The trampoline relies on the energy produced by the coiled springs to propel the person jumping on it up into the air.
  • Question 10

Does this traffic light use electricity?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Yes
EDDIE SAYS
Traffic lights use electricity to turn the three lights on and off.
  • Question 11

Does this football use electricity?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
No
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