Primary resources

Electricity and batteries


Everyday materials, Working scientifically, Electricity, Forces and magnets, Forces, Properties and changes of materials, Design, Make, Evaluate, Technical knowledge

How can I use this with my class?

Discover the essential science of electricity, components, circuits and symbols. Build an electric helicopter and be inspired by the life story of inventor, Nikola Tesla.

In the realworld challenge pupils study the science of electric vehicles and design one of their own.

Careers content featuring an EV data analyst and a charging point engineer, showcases real jobs and links knowledge and skills with the world of work.

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Essential science

A series of lessons that will get you started…


Learn about circuits, using virtual experiments and activity sheets. Cover core principals such as what makes a fair test, results tables, and graphs.

5 items

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Design an electric helicopter

A step-by-step series of videos that uses knowledge from electricity and forces to build an electric helicopter from easily accessible materials.

13 items

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Super scientist: Nikola Tesla

Learn about Nikola Tesla, the engineer and inventor and build awareness of the importance of business in science and promote one of Nikola’s products.

4 items

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Real-world challenge

Put learning to the test with a real-world application of knowledge…

Design an electric vehicle challenge

A real-life electric vehicle field service engineer and a data analyst guide pupils through the basic science of circuits and electric vehicles before they take on a real-life challenge to design an innovative electric vehicle of their own.

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Career connection

Discover real careers linked to this subject…