Lights Out!

In this activity children will learn what happens when electrical circuits are broken.

Description

A cat and mouse have been blamed for causing a blackout in Albania. The country's main electricity company says that a cat chasing a mouse caused a 72 hour blackout in parts of the capital, Tirana. They ran into electricity cables and were electrocuted.

Children will learn what happens when electrical circuits are broken. 

Learning Objective:

-    what is mains electricity and what we use it for

-    that electricity is so powerful it could kill you

Children will learn:

-    to recognise simple drawings of circuits which will/will not work

-    to explain why the bulb won't light in some of the circuits

-    that some appliances will not work after a blackout 

 

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Acknowledgements

These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.