This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Design and Technology for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically it looks at where electricity comes from, its uses, circuits and conductors. It is one of 10 quizzes to help you with designing and making useful things, and finding out about how things are made.
We need electricity to help us live. Most of our machines contain circuits and need at least some electricity. Computers, phones, televisions, cars, trains, aeroplanes - they all use electricity. Machines that use very small amounts of electricity are called electronic machines. But the whole country uses massive amounts of electricity. Most of this electricity is produced in power stations. It is carried round the country in metal wires, or conductors. These are fixed to great big, tall pylons.