Topics:

A. Electricity
B. Currents and circuits
C. Electricity safety

A. Electricity
1 - Tips on energy saving
URL: http://services.spservices.sg/cs_eec_tips.asp?ID=&identity=
Teacher's Description: An interactive page from a website mentioned in the syllabus on saving energy.Useful energy saving tips, presented attractively. Info on types of light bulb confusing.

2 - Welcome to electricity.
URL: http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/topics/10a.html
Teacher's Description: Great electricity site with sections on different topics including 'conductors, insulators and safety'. Links to well produced flash explanations and activities.

3 - The energy gallery.
URL: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/energy/site/EIZgames.asp
Teacher's Description: 7 great sites from the science museum. 4 games that have high educational merit, a strange but true and a world resources link. Excellent site.

4 - Energy quest.
URL: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/
Teacher's Description: A collection of electricity facts, movies, quizzes and stories. Uses a flash menu screen that is highly interactive, but not obvious where the sections will take you.

5 - Silicon spies
URL: http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/siliconspies/siliconspieslink.htm
Teacher's Description: A lengthy game with lots of learning. Covers various aspects of electricity.

6 - Ecotricity.
URL: http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/
Teacher's Description: Ecotricity, claims to be the worlds first green energy company, a 100% renewable energy supplier, has a great time lapse film of building a wind turbine and other links to projects around the world.

7 - Lemon battery film.
URL: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.zlemon/
Teacher's Description: 5 minute quick time clip of 2 student presenters creating and playing with a lemon battery and a clock. Explanations in the middle in terms of electron flow.

8 - Energy and resources
URL: http://earthtrends.wri.org/text/energy-resources/country-profile-160.html
Teacher's Description: Energy consumption graphs for Singapore for 1971 - 1999. May be useful to look at recent trends. Highly appropriate, not very accessibly presented.

9 - The history of the light bulb
URL: http://invsee.asu.edu/Modules/lightbulb/meathist.htm
Teacher's Description: A series of pages on the history of the light bulb.

10 - What is electricity?
URL: http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=electricity_home-basics
Teacher's Description: A page about what electricity is and it's production.

11 - Electricity and magnetism.
URL: http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/electricity/intro.html
Teacher's Description: Shockwave presentation, that is mostly text, but has good animations and shock activities along the way. Good explanation of the science.

12 - Electricity timeline
URL: http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/BritishEnergy/14-16/index.htm
Teacher's Description: Electricity timeline - The main discoveries in electricity.

13 - Virtual power plant tour
URL: http://www.srpnet.com/education/tour/
Teacher's Description: Interactive power plant tour from SRP in the US, teaching how electricity is generated from a variety of sources using video and games.

14 - Lightning - the shocking story
URL: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/96/lightning/
Teacher's Description: An interactive activity all about lightning.

15 - Did Thomas Edison really invent the light bulb?
URL: http://www.coolquiz.com/trivia/explain/docs/edison.asp
Teacher's Description: The story behind the invention of the light bulb.Clearly written but rather polemical page minimising Edison's role in the invention of the light bulb. He should be given more credit for the first commercially practicable one.

16 - Electricity
URL: http://www.explainthatstuff.com/electricity.html
Teacher's Description: An introduction to electricity with a timeline further down the page.

17 - Electricity bills.
URL: http://www.echalk.co.uk/Science/Physics/electricityBills/electricityBills.html
Teacher's Description: Echalk is a subscription service, but you can access this great site for calculating costs of running different electrical appliances. Currency ($E) can be set, as can price per unit. Back to top

B. Currents and circuits
1 - Ohm zone
URL: http://www.article19.com/shockwave/oz.htm
Teacher's Description: Electrical circuit simulation activity where pupils can build their own circuits. Format a bit off putting and requires persistence.

2 - Simple circuits
URL: http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/siliconspies/flash/concepts/simplecircuits.htm
Teacher's Description: A basic animated interactive introduction to simple circuits.

3 - Simple electrical circuits 1
URL: http://www.zephyrus.co.uk/circuits1.html
Teacher's Description: 3 pages on simple electrical circuits, including circuit symbols.

4 - A Simple and Cheap Dark-Detecting LED Circuit
URL: http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/nightlight
Teacher's Description: A simple electrical project to make a night light for your room.

5 - Electric circuits
URL: http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/learnpremium/electric_circuits/Introduction/default.htm
Teacher's Description: 2 interactive whiteboard activities introducing simple circuits.

6 - Electrical circuit
URL: http://www.virneth.co.uk/apps/circuit.htm
Teacher's Description: A simple animation of an electrical circuit. Click on the cells in turn.

7 - Electricity: conductors and insulators
URL: http://www.quia.com/cm/25645.html?AP_rand=997835367
Teacher's Description: A game linking materials to their ability to conduct or insulate.

8 - Measuring voltage
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=477
Teacher's Description: Animation explaining how to use a voltmeter to measure voltage and measuring voltages across parts of a series circuit

9 - Measuring current
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=484
Teacher's Description: Simulation of measuring current with an ammeter, showing that bulbs have resistance and reduce the current in simple circuits. Watch out for the wire which is not very obvious!

10 - How do you explain electrical resistance?
URL: http://education.jlab.org/qa/current_02.html
Teacher's Description: Some ideas on how to explain electrical resistance. More suitable for upper secondary, but it's here for teachers' reference

11 - How burglar alarms work
URL: http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/security/burglar-alarm1.htm
Teacher's Description: This page deals with how breaking a circuit can be used to set off a burglar alarm.

12 - Traffic lights
URL: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/teacher/science/s_traffic/index.htm
Teacher's Description: This interactive exercise looks at sequencing a set of Traffic Lights. This does not show the circuits but may be useful.

13 - Wiring for electric appliances in domestic premises - ring main
URL: http://www.diydata.com/planning/ring_main/ring_main.php
Teacher's Description: A basic introduction to the ring main circuit.

14 - Wiring a ring main
URL: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/ringmain.htm
Teacher's Description: A basic introduction to the ring main circuit.

15 - The lemon battery challenge
URL: http://www.eweek.org/site/DiscoverE/activities/lemon.shtml
Teacher's Description: A practical activity to make a lemon battery and then to measure the voltage across it and thus determine how many would be needed to power a car.

16 - Simple electric circuits
URL: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/e-set/science_is_here/circuits.html
Teacher's Description: A practical introduction to simple electric circuits.

17 - Causal patterns in simple circuits
URL: http://www.pz.harvard.edu/ucp/curriculum/circuits/
Teacher's Description: A teacher resource website aiming to enable deeper understanding of electricity.Requires Acrobat Reader

18 - Make your own burglar alarm
URL: http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/burglar.html
Teacher's Description: Instructions on how to make your own burglar alarm.

19 - Electricity
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/podsmission/electricity/ollo.shtml
Teacher's Description: Pod's mission has an interactive circuit and a lemon battery experiment

20 - Conductors and insulators
URL: http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/topics/13a_flash.html
Teacher's Description: A series of animated, interactive slides about conduction and insulation.

21 - Revision test: Circuits
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/schools/gigaquiz?path=ks3bitesize/elecmag2tb&infile=elecmag2tb
Teacher's Description: 2 questions about switches and circuits.

22 - A very simple circuit
URL: http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_6/chpt_2/3.html
Teacher's Description: A practical introduction to simple circuits.

23 - Conductors and insulators
URL: http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResources/HighSchool/Electricity/conductorsinsulators.htm
Teacher's Description: A page about conductors and insulators with a useful animated diagram.

24 - Insulators and conductors
URL: http://regentsprep.org/Regents/physics/phys03/ainsvscon/default.htm
Teacher's Description:An animated page on insulators and conductors relating to static electricity. Back to top

C. Electricity safety
1 - Fuses and circuit breakers
URL: http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/viewdetails_ks3.aspx?id=496
Teacher's Description: An animated slideshow about fuses and circuit breakers.

2 - Tips on electrical safety
URL: http://www.ema.gov.sg/attachments/download/20071022184704_1260_leaflet_electricity_safety.pdf
Teacher's Description: A Singapore government leaflet on electrical safety.

3 - Electrical safety: Some simple precautions
URL: http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/trinity/projects/fusetest/do_donot.html
Teacher's Description: A page of advice on electrical safety with links to 2 exercises. You may also find the sections on The Fuse and The Problem useful.

4 - Electrical safety world.
URL: http://www.cleco.com/esw_root/index.html
Teacher's Description: A surprisingly fantastic Flash site. Games are informative and well written. Clear advice about electrical safety through out. Make sure you enable pop ups from the site to access the resources.

5 - Using an RCD video
URL: http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?video_id=uoG_75NkHeE&rel=1&eurl=&iurl=http%3A//i.ytimg.com/vi/uoG_75NkHeE/default.jpg&t=OEgsToPDskJyVmnfDDza7rZd3LY3aYTo&hl=en
Teacher's Description: Video graphically illustrating the benefits of using an RCD over a fuse protected circuit.

6 - Electrical safety
URL: http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/electrical_safety.htm
Teacher's Description: Advice on electrical safety and what to do if you see a shock victim.

7 - Tips on electrical safety
URL: http://www.ema.gov.sg/attachments/download/20071022184729_5425_poster_electricity_safety.pdf
Teacher's Description: A Singapore government poster on electrical safety.

8 - How circuit breakers work
URL: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/circuit-breaker.htm
Teacher's Description: 4 pages explaining how circuit breakers work.

9 - Fuses and breakers
URL: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/bregnd.html
Teacher's Description: A page of information on fuses, circuit breakers and earth / ground wires.

10 - Electrcical safety: What to check for
URL: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/HomeAndCommunity/InYourHome/FireSafety/DG_071712
Teacher's Description: A page of advice on electrical safety. You may also find the 'Plugs and Cables' link useful

11 - Fuses
URL: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/wfc2.htm
Teacher's Description: A page explaining how fuses in cars work.

12 - How fuses work
URL: http://www.practicalphysics.org/go/Experiment_278.html;jsessionid=alZLdQlAHb1
Teacher's Description: A explanation of a demonstration showing how fuses work. This could also be done as a class experiment.

13 - How to reset a fuse in a circuit breaker unit
URL: http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-reset-a-fuse-in-a-circuit-breaker-unit
Teacher's Description:A video explaining how to reset a fuse in a circuit breaker unit. Back to top