Creative Activity of the Day #16 – Make a Lighthouse

Today’s Creative Activity involves completing an electrical circuit that will make a bulb light in a lighthouse. Pupils are then challenged to make the bulb flash on and off.

You can download a copy of the worksheet here.

This activity is drawn from How to be Brilliant at Electricity, Light and Sound which contains 40 photocopiable sheets for use with 7-11 year olds. The practical activities help children to acquire knowledge and understanding of electrical circuits, the everyday effects of light and how we see, and how sounds are made.

Topics include:

  • making switches
  • electricity pathways
  • Morse code
  • drawing circuits
  • making a lighthouse
  • shadows
  • writing with mirrors
  • making a periscope
  • bottle music
  • pan pipes
  • absorbing sounds

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Filed under Key Stage, Key Stage 2, National Curriculum, Teaching Ideas

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