Home experiments to support the remote teaching and learning of electricity and magnetism
Remote teaching support for 11-14 14-16 16-19
A selection of electricity and magnetism experiments and simulations that are suitable to use remotely with your students.
Health and Safety Guidance
These experiments have been selected by trained teachers as appropriate for use at home, but we have not specifically tested them for home use. All experiments are carried out at your own risk.
To avoid risk of injury or damage, we recommend that you follow the instructions as shown, and that a responsible adult supervises all practical activity and considers the suitability of each task for their child.
Teachers proposing to recommend any resources to their students should:
- work within safety policies established by their school;
- use their professional judgement to assess the suitability of experiments for their own students;
- direct students and their parents/guardians to follow all stated instructions.
For students aged 11-14 and 14-16:
Static electricity – a great topic for getting hands on:
Circuits – online simulations can give a feel of the real thing
Magnetism – interesting investigations for household magnets and simulations means everyone has access to a compass.
For students aged 14-16 and 16-19:
For students aged 16-19: