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Introduction to Electricity - Presentation

Introduction to Electricity - Presentation
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This Physical Sciences presentation has been created to support Lesson 1 of the Electricity unit written for Year 6. It allows the teacher to walk students through visual examples and explanations of the unit’s content.

Lesson Structure
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9S6I03 9

Use equipment to observe, measure and record data with reasonable precision, using digital tools as appropriate

AC9S6I02 9

Plan and conduct repeatable investigations to answer questions including, as appropriate, deciding the variables to be changed, measured and controlled in fair tests; describing potential risks; planning for the safe use of equipment and materials; and identifying required permissions to conduct investigations on Country/Place

AC9S6I05 9

Compare methods and findings with those of others, recognise possible sources of error, pose questions for further investigation and select evidence to draw reasoned conclusions

AC9S6I04 9

Construct and use appropriate representations, including tables, graphs and visual or physical models, to organise and process data and information and describe patterns, trends and relationships

AC9S6I06 9

Write and create texts to communicate ideas and findings for specific purposes and audiences, including selection of language features, using digital tools as appropriate

AC9S6I01 9

Pose investigable questions to identify patterns and test relationships and make reasoned predictions

AC9S6U03 9

Investigate the transfer and transformation of energy in electrical circuits, including the role of circuit components, insulators and conductors

ACSSU097 8.4

Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources

ACSIS232 8.4

With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations

ACSIS103 8.4

Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks

ACSIS104 8.4

Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate

ACSIS107 8.4

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate

ACSIS221 8.4

Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations

ACSIS108 8.4

Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations

ACSIS110 8.4

Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts


With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules


Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy


With guidance, plan appropriate investigation types to answer questions or solve problems and use equipment, technologies and materials safely, identifying potential risks


Decide which variables should be changed, measured and controlled in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data


Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to record, represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data


Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations


Suggest improvements to the methods used to investigate a question or solve a problem


Communicate ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause-and-effect relationships

ST3-6MW-S old

Explains the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials

ST3-11DI-T old

Explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and transmit data

ST3-3DP-T old

Defines problems, and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions

ST3-10ES-S old

Explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface

ST3-7MW-T old

Explains how the properties of materials determines their use for a range of purposes

ST3-5LW-T old

Explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition

ST3-4LW-S old

Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

ST3-9PW-ST old

Investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force

ST3-8PW-ST old

Explains how energy is transformed from one form to another

ST3-1WS-S old

Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

ST3-2DP-T old

Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

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