Eddy the Electron's Educational Science Series

Learn about saving electricity through these fun cartoons

Years: 4

Duration: 30mins

Curriculum Objectives: 3

Subject: Science


Resource Overview

Meet Eddy the Electron through this series of fun and educational 3D digital cartoons.  Help your pupils visualise electron current flow, what happens when lights are left on and electricity is wasted and help to encourage children to save electricity.  

This cartoon series is built around the true life story of Electric Eddy and his older sister Delta. They are electrons whose fictional adventures are based on simple electrical theory and are set in the electrical appliances that surround us in our everyday lives. This approach provides a way of introducing electricity in an interesting and entertaining way.  The cartoons and simulations help to engage pupils and extend their knowledge through the lesson resources and board game.

 


 


Resource Assets

Electric Eddy and the Standby Holiday Crisis

Understand the importance of NOT leaving electrical items on standby and help pupils understand basic electrical theory, work done and energy usage. Eddy and Delta are expecting a peaceful break when the humans go on holiday. Unfortunately the father has left a lot of electrical equipment on. Will someone save the day and let them enjoy a holiday or will they be discharged.

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Electric Eddy and the Left on Light Switch

Electric Eddy and the un-watched light teaches children the importance of turning off lights to save energy when they're not being used. This amusing cartoon presents a clear picture to help understand current flow and how switches stop the transmission of energy. Electrons express their views about being wasted when there are so many great opportunities for them.

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Eddy and Delta have a narrow escape

Two electrons, Eddy and Delta, are facing certain discharge when they have to boil too much water in an overfilled kettle. Will they have a narrow escape as Grandma saves the day? This cartoon highlights the amount energy required to boil a kettle and encourages people to only use what they need.

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Electric Eddy and the Return of the Prodigal Son

Entertaining but educational 3D cartoon encouraging the efficient use of electrical energy Danny returns home from college so electrons, Eddy and Delta, start to worry about being discharged as they remember how energy inefficient a young student can be. But what would it takes to make him more environmentally aware? Could this new influence make him a reformed character?

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Electric Eddy Makes Some New Friends

Two electrons, Eddy and Delta, discuss how wasteful large electrical appliances can be. But there’s no need for Eddy to worry about all the work required to power the new electrical equipment that's being installed. It turns out to be a new solar panel that generate lots of new green friends.

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Electricity Circuit Board Game

Question cards for the Electric Eddy downloadable board game 7 - 12 years. Encouraging interest in electricity and energy saving. Requires board and instructions download and links with our online game and Educational science cartoons.

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Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
    • Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
    • Identify common appliances that run on electricity.
    • Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.