Electronics for Kids; Simple Circuits

Assalamu’alaikum wr wb,

About Electricity

Electricity is the movement of invisible negatively charged particles called electrons. Electricity in your home comes from a generator, which produces electricity by rotating large coils in a magnetic field. The electricity is carried by wires from the power station all the way to your light, toaster, fan, laptop, etc.

Electricity can also be produced in many other ways. Within a battery, it is produced by chemical activity that causes electrons to move.

All electrical appliances such as light, toaster, fan, laptop, etc involve CIRCUITS. A very simple circuit has a BATTERY or POWER SUPPLY which supplies the electicity. This electricity then flows around the circuit through wires to a device and causes the device to produce heat, light, sound or movement.

CIRCUIT 1

1. 1.5 V battery.
2. Bulb.
3. Wires.
4. Sellotape.

Note: Adult supervision required!

1. Connect the red wire to the positive terminal of the battery then secure the connection with sellotape.
2. Connect the black wire to the negative terminal of the battery then secure the connection with sellotape.

Watch what happens to the bulb?
Yes, it produces light.

CIRCUITS 2

1. 2×1.5 V Batteries.
2. Bulb.
3. Wires.
4. Sellotape.

1. Connect two batteries in series then secure the connection with sellotape.
2. Connect the red wire to the positive terminal of the battery then secure the connection with sellotape.
3. Connect the black wire to the negative terminal of the battery then secure the connection with sellotape.

Which circuit produces more light?

Wassalamu’alaikum wr wb.

Resources; The Essentials of Science KS2 & Go Circuit

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  1. Asalam u alaikum Sister, Jazakillahukhairun for this inspiring work. We would love to get some good quality electronic components to get started, can you recommend a supplier in the UK please? love Safa

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