Adding batteries to the circuit - a practical activity
Classroom Activity for 11-14
What the Activity is for
Throughout this practical activity, the pupils will establish that when an extra battery is added to a simple electric circuit, the current around the circuit increases in value and the bulb gets brighter; or the buzzer/bell sounds louder; or the motor turns more quickly.
What to Prepare
- connecting leads
- support sheet: Adding batteries to the circuit
What Happens During this Activity
The pupils work in pairs to measure the current in the bulb circuit and buzzer/bell/motor circuit with one, two and possibly three batteries and observe what happens.
Download the support sheet / student worksheet for this activity.