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Investigate Electrical Symbols and Circuits

In this worksheet, students will identify symbols in circuit diagrams.

'Investigate Electrical Symbols and Circuits' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Electricity

Curriculum subtopic:   Circuit Diagrams and Symbols

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Circuit diagrams are drawn using standard symbols - this means that the diagrams can be interpreted by everyone without a misunderstanding.


Here is a circuit diagram using standard symbols:


circuit diagram


The symbols in this diagram show a circuit with one battery, a buzzer, a bulb and a switch in the closed position.


In this activity, we will look at different circuit diagrams and try to work out what each circuit is showing.


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