This website offers a range of activities and information centred on the subject of electricity, but with an emphasis on safety, something close to the hearts of all parents.
Unfortunately some children are badly injured or even killed as a result of the misuse of electricity or by putting themselves into locations where electricity becomes a danger to them.
Children from 6 years of age through to 15 will be able to use sections of this site, not only in Science but also in History and Citizenship. It is ideally suited for topic-based learning.
How electrical objects work shows how three simple everyday appliances operate and can act as a starting point to discover similarities and differences with other appliances.
How electricity gets to your home has an interactive activity that allows the user to assemble the system by which electricity gets from the power station to the home.
Circuit Builder is an interactive section in which users can assemble circuits to make light bulbs come on, buzzers sound and motors to turn. There are simple series circuits through to more complex parallel circuits. Enjoy trying, with your children, to get the circuits to work.