In this activity children will learn what happens when electrical circuits are broken.
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.
- 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
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.