In this activity, students construct a variety of circuits that all contain a switch. The activity builds on their understanding of how electrical circuits work and the role of switches within a circuit.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • understand the role of switches in circuits
  • design/construct a variety of circuits incorporating a switch for particular purposes.

Download the Word file (see below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need and what to do
  • extension ideas
  • student worksheets
  • activity answers.
    Published 2 September 2010