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Graphite Circuits

We rely on electric circuits every day, in our homes, schools and places of work, as well as in our portable gadgets and kitchens. In this activity, a circuit drawn by a pencil conducts electricity to light an LED.

You’ll need to get hold of an LED, some wires and crocodile clips – these are all available cheaply online or from high street electronics shops.

Curriculum links

KS2 Science: Properties and changes of materials

KS3 Physics: Current electricity

Downloadable resources

SMG Learning Activities – Graphite Circuits (PDF Document)

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