### Drawing electrical circuits

In this lesson we will be reviewing the common circuit symbols seen in GCSE electrical circuit diagrams. We will also explore how to draw electrical circuits.

Skip navigation# Unit Overview: Electricity

## Lessons:

### Drawing electrical circuits

### Charge and current

### Potential difference

### Electrical resistance

### Resistance of a wire

### Series circuits

### Parallel circuits

### Series and parallel circuits

### Properties of resistors

### Filament lamps

### Diodes

### Light dependent resistors

### Thermistors

### Review of electrical circuits

### Domestic electricity

### Electrical power (Part 1)

### Electrical power (Part 2)

### Multi-Step calculations

### The national grid

### Domestic electricity review

### Static electricity

### Case study: Benjamin Franklin and sparks

### Electric fields

National Curriculum

For next step we recommend the unit: Energy.

23 lessons

In this lesson we will be reviewing the common circuit symbols seen in GCSE electrical circuit diagrams. We will also explore how to draw electrical circuits.

In this lesson we will learn what electrical current is, how to measure it in a circuit and how to calculate the value of the electrical current using charge and time.

In this lesson we will learn about potential difference including how to measure it and how to calculate it using the energy transferred and charge flow.

In this lesson we will explore the concept of electrical resistance. We will also learn about factors that will affect the current in a series circuit and we will learn how to use the equation V=IR.

In this lesson we will explore how to measure the current of a component. We will also study Required Practical 3, measuring the resistance of a wire.

In this lesson we will be learning about how current, potential difference and resistance behave in series circuits. We will also be applying Ohm's Law to solve simple problems.

In this lesson we will be learning about how current and potential difference behave in parallel circuits. We will also be using Ohm's Law to solve simple questions.

In this lesson we will be consolidating our knowledge of series and parallel circuits. We will also be learning about cells in series and parallel.

In this lesson we will be learning about how to measure the resistance of a fixed resistor and we will be exploring I-V graphs.

In this lesson we will be learning about the relationship between current, potential difference and resistance in a filament lamp. We will also be looking at its I-V graph.

In this lesson we will be learning about diodes. We will also be exploring the idea of conventional current.

In this lesson we will be learning about LDRs and how their resistance is affected by light intensity. We will also look at an experiment that includes LDRs.

In this lesson we will be learning about thermistors and how their resistance is affected by temperature.

In this lesson we will be consolidating our learning so far, including our knowledge of current, potential difference and resistance and electrical components.

In this lesson we will be learning about the differences between direct and alternating current. We will also learn about mains electricity, and the 3 pin plug.

In this lesson we will be learning about electrical power and how to calculate it using current, potential difference and resistance.

In this lesson we will be linking power to energy transferred electrically and reviewing the energy transfers that take place in electrical appliances.

In this lesson we will be looking at how to approach multi-step calculation questions from the Electricity topic.

In this lesson we will be learning about the National Grid and why it is an efficient way to transmit electricity across the country.

In this lesson we will be reviewing the ideas of electricity in the home, power and the national grid. We will also be looking at synoptic style questions.

In this lesson we will be exploring static electricity including the process of charging by friction and the forces between charged objects.

In this study we will be learning about lightning and Benjamin Franklin's contribution to electricity. We will also be learning about sparks.

In this lesson we will be learning about electric fields. We will learn how to draw field diagrams and how to interpret them.