Energy and Electricity

Duration: 3 Weeks /10 ½ Hours
NS CAPS, Page 40

After the completion of Topic 2 the learners will be able to:

  • know what type of energy is stored in batteries.
  • identify the different symbols that represent components in a simple circuit.
  • name South Africa’s electricity provider.
  • distinguish between Direct Current and Alternate Current.
  • practically make an electric circuit by using a light bulb, a battery and two wires.
  • report what they had observed when one end of one of the wires was disconnected.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quizzes

School Resources

  • Plug-point in classroom
  • Wall switch
  • Pencils
  • Rulers


  • Newspaper articles about electricity issues
  • Batteries [different sizes]
  • Light bulbs
  • Connecting wires
  • Teacher’s example of a simple circuit