Exploriments: Electricity – Simple Electrical Circuits is an iPad App which helps pupils learn all about electrical circuits. The App does cost £1.49 ; however, even a single purchase for the class teacher to project it on to a whiteboard would be beneficial to science lessons. The App has many interactive activities and instruction videos which will help children learn about electrical circuits. I have included some of the video content below as a taster:
Simple Electrical Circuits – Devices in Serial
The first video shows a “build it yourself” serial circuit. There are many items which can be used for experimentation and it is a child friendly, icon driven app which will inspire play to learn.
Simple Electrical Circuits – Devices in Parallel
The second video shows a “build it yourself” parallel circuit activity in the Exploriments app Simple Electrical Circuits.
Simple Circuits DIY – Learning Circuits
The last video shows one of the nine pre-built learning circuits that are given with the app.
Exploriments Web Page
The Exploriments web page is dedicated to the Exploriments App and will help children get the most from the application. It has a whole range of “insights” for learners to experiment with and learn from.
The insights are examples and explanations provided to support and extend pupil learning and examples of what is covered includes
- Short circuits, looking at how they prevent devices from working
- Exploring the number of switches which can be added in series
- How the added devices share power when they are joined in series, so that each device runs slower
- How a low resistance branch can stop other devices working
Exploriments: Electricity – Simple Electrical Circuits is £1.49 from the App Store.