Static electricity

Objects can become positively charged or negatively charged. This is called static electricity. Find out more with BBC Bitesize. For students between the ages of 11 and 14.

Electricity sparks and shocks

When charged objects discharge suddenly, an electrostatic spark is formed. Find out more with BBC Bitesize. For students between the ages of 11 and 14.

Conductors and insulators

Electrical current flows easily through a conductor, but does not flow through an insulator. Find out more with BBC Bitesize. For students between the ages of 11 and 14.

Introduction to circuits

Circuit diagrams use symbols to show how electrical components are connected in a circuit. Find out more with BBC Bitesize. For students between the ages of 11 and 14.

Models of circuit diagrams

Different models, like water in a central heating system, can help us understand electrical circuits. Find out more with BBC Bitesize. For students between the ages of 11 and 14.

Resistance

The more resistance there is in a circuit, the less current will flow. Find out more with BBC Bitesize. For students between the ages of 11 and 14.

Series circuits

Electrical circuits can be connected in series, meaning all the components are in the same loop. Find out more with BBC Bitesize. For students between the ages of 11 and 14.

Parallel circuits

In circuits connected in parallel, the components are connected on different branches. Find out more with BBC Bitesize. For students between the ages of 11 and 14.

What is electricity?

A quick guide, with video, explaining the concept of electricity and electric current.

How to generate electricity

A simple, step-by-step, visual guide showing you how to generate electricity by spinning a magnet in a coil of wire.

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