Paws Explore: Electricity and Light

This exciting title in the Paws Explore series covers the themes of ‘Using electricity’, ‘Circuits and conductors’ and ‘Light and shadows’ with a selection of fun activities.

With the help of Kelly and Robbie (the two Paws Explore characters), children can enjoy creating simple electric circuits, exploring the conductivity of different materials, understanding different ways of changing a bulb’s brightness and using switches.

The product also explores shadows and how shadows created by the sun can change throughout the day.

An interactive whiteboard section, with a wealth of pre-designed screens encourages class learning, along with a wide selection of printable worksheets.

Player’s progress can be recorded in the extensive teacher’s section, whilst the title is fully narrated and suitable for unsupervised use.

Key features:

  • Part of the Paws Explore range of titles.
  • Designed for age range 6-8 years and great for unsupervised home use.
  • Exciting graphics and fun animations in each game.
  • Learn about shadows and how they are created.
  • Investigate electricity, simple circuits and conductivity.


Paws Explore  



Key stage(s):

1, 2


6 - 8 years

Single user:£35.00
3 user:£52.50
5 user:£70.00
10 user:£105.00
20 user:£140.00
Site licence:£210.00
all prices include media
To purchase, choose your licence type and click buy. Remember, we can invoice UK schools even if you order online.

System requirements

PC: Pentium II 500mhz processor or greater, Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, XP or Vista, 128mb RAM, 16 bit colour.
Mac: Power Mac G3 400mhz processor or greater, OS X (up to 10.4), 128mb RAM, 16 bit colour.

Click here to view our latest software compatibility chart.

Screen shots

Click to zoom
The Paws Explore main menu allows the player to easily access each of the six activities. It also provides access to the teacher settings and whiteboard sections.
Click to zoom
Look carefully at the images in this activity and sort them according to the criteria on the crates.
Click to zoom
This activity asks the player whether a shown circuit will work, if it works and they answer correctly the circuit will come to life!
Click to zoom
The circuit builder allows the player to create their own electronic circuits using components, insulators, conductors and switches.
Click to zoom
Decide which shadow accompanies an item and a light and then drag and drop into into position.
Click to zoom
Practise working out where shadows will fall by using this art pad to draw shadows on the scene.
Click to zoom
Drag the items into the correct bins depending on their opacity. Sort items into transparent, translucent and opaque groups.
Click to zoom
Lots of whiteboard activities are included. This one allows you to look at the effects of the number of components in a circuit.
UK Schools: We can invoice your school - No credit card required

French With A Story Percy Keeps Counting Percy's Learning Box: 2 Percy Teaches Maths Bric-a-Brac: Sorting Captain Conrad's Space Adventure Percy Gets Into Shapes The Learner's Library: Musical Instruments Paws Explore: Numbers The Learner's Library: Wild Animals