Electric Circuits

Duration: 2½ Weeks / 8¾ Hours
NS CAPS, Page 15 and 57

After the completion of Topic 1 the learners will be able to:

  • know what electricity is
  • draw and label an electric circuit correctly
  • demonstrate open and closed circuits with the use of a switch
  • identify electric circuit components
  • distinguish the difference between an open and closed circuit

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
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue


  • 3 small bulbs
  • One AAA/ AA battery
  • Bulb holder (optional)
  • Three electric wires
  • Two drawing pins
  • One piece of cardboard
  • One paperclip
  • Different shapes and sizes batteries (e.g. car, watch, calculator, cell phone, torch, etc.)