Best suited for third through fifth grade students.
Our Circuit Builder series teaches young learners all about electricity and electrical circuits. Watch the videos below to learn about the different types of circuits and how they work!
The Circuit Builder presentation is a great way for teachers or parents to teach their students about the different types of circuits and how they work. Pop quiz questions are included to test your student’s new knowledge!
Say Watt? Part 1: Series Circuits
In this introductory video, you’ll learn what a circuit is and be introduced to a specific type of circuit called a series circuit.
Say Watt? Part 2: Parallel Circuits
In part two, you’ll review what you learned in part one, and find out how a parallel circuit is different than a series circuit.
Say Watt? Part 3: Switch Circuit, Conductors, and Insulators
Part three is the last video in our Circuit Builder series! You’ll learn about switch circuits and what materials allow electricity to pass through them easily, and which ones don’t.
Download PEC’s Circuit Builder lab worksheet and create your own circuits on paper! Questions help learners analyze lab results on series, parallel, and switch circuits.