# Unit Overview: Electricity

National Curriculum

For next step we recommend the unit: Energy.

## Lessons:

23 lessons

### 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.

• 1 Quiz
• 28m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Charge and current

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 34m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Potential difference

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 33m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Electrical resistance

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 30m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Resistance of a wire

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 33m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Series circuits

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 27m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Parallel circuits

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 29m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Series and parallel circuits

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 32m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Properties of resistors

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 25m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
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### Filament lamps

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 32m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Diodes

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 20m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Light dependent resistors

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 39m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Thermistors

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 29m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Review of electrical circuits

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 25m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Domestic electricity

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 27m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Electrical power (Part 1)

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 32m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Electrical power (Part 2)

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 36m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Multi-Step calculations

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 25m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### The national grid

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 20m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Domestic electricity review

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 24m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### Static electricity

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 23m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
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### Case study: Benjamin Franklin and sparks

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 21m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
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### Electric fields

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

• 2 Quizzes
• 15m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript