Electronics Study Guide: Form 3-4 (grades 7-9)

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In this Form 3-4 (grades 7-9) study guide, students will learn about simple circuits and electricity. The following items are included:

  • Reading and activity assignments. 
  • Suggested biographies for students who take a particular interest in this topic
  • Supply lists with links
  • Exam suggestions


  1. This book is pretty much “all-inclusive.” Therefore I did not feel that it was necessary to include the lesson setup, narration prompts, supplementary material, and discussion questions that I usually include. The real benefits of this guide are the links to purchase supplies and the breakdown
  2. The supply list for this course is extensive. And somewhat costly. If you do not own any of the supplies, it is likely to cost just over $100 to purchase all that is required. However, I would remind you that homeschool science does require an investment. If your child is at all interested in electronics, consider doing what you can to provide the supplies needed for this course. The author’s passion for the subject is thoroughly contagious! Still, if the cost of supplies is beyond your budget, consider assigning a portion (100-120 pages) of The Story of Inventions by Michael J. McHugh and Frank P. Bachman (OOP) or Great Inventors and Their Inventions by Frank P. Bachman, (available through MainLesson,) for a term of technology and engineering.

Spine Text:

This abbreviated study guide accompanies the living book Electronics for Kids by Øyvind Nydal Dahl (No Starch Press, 2016). It is available on Amazon, but for a more extensive used-copy search, try used.addall.com.

  • 328 pages, 12 chapters
  • Reading Level: Grade 5 to 9
  • Prerequisites: none


This study guide includes 33 lessons, each requiring approximately 30-40 minutes. You can either schedule it:

  • Three times a week for 11 weeks, allowing for exams during the 12th week, or
  • Once a week for an entire year, allowing time for exams at the end of each term and including other science subjects on the other days of the week.