BBC Bitesize

KS1 Electricity - here

KS2 Electricity and Conductors - here

KS2 Circuits - here

Great interactive from the Electrical Safety Council

Good for KS1 or KS2 - here

A great interactive about safety in the home - here

Lesson plans and resources - here

Building electrical circuits

using metal foil, batteries and an LED.

You can make your on circuit and light bulb using foil, paper clips, batteries, blue tack, a jam jar and, the key ingredient, pencil lead for a propelling pencil.


When Charlie McButton Lost Power

by Suzanne Collins and Mike Lester

Available from Ebay here

Literacy related activities here

The Power Cut

by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

Available from the UK here

Or on Ebay here

Book Cover Image

Blackout by John Rocco

Available on Ebay here

Lesson plans and interviews here



KS1 friendly video about Benjamin Frankin's experiment with a kite and a key in a thunderstorm.


KS1 BBC Curious Cat - How is electricity made? Here

A simple home-made electric motor.

Lightning Video

Downloadable Resources