Electrical Circuit
Electricity and Magnetism

Writing: a day without the electrical loop

Classroom Activity for 5-11 Supporting Physics Teaching

What the Activity is for

In this activity children are asked to write an imaginative story in such a way that it helps them to see how much we have come to rely on electrical loops.

What to Prepare

  • A writing frame, perhaps the start to a story: "One day, we lost the ability to..."

What Happens During this Activity

You might have a story in your library that involves electrical circuits, or a poem, or any other starter. The idea here is to engage in some counterfactual thinking, in the context of writing fiction, to enable children to come to see how much they rely on electrical loops.


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