This is a 10 lesson unit that is designed to cover the Australian National Curriculum for Year 6
Physical Science.

Through hands-on experiments and investigations, over the course of this unit, students will develop an understanding of how electrical energy flows through a circuit and transforms into different forms of energy along the way.

Students also consider the environmental effects associated with electricity generation, and they understand how their choices can lead to more sustainable outcomes.

There is an activity and worksheet for each lesson, required classroom materials and an assessment task available as part of this unit.

8 x 1 hour lessons
Cross curriculum
19x resources/worksheets
Overview

In this unit, students:

  • Learn how energy flows through a circuit and how it can be controlled and manipulated.
  • Discover how different electrical components change the electrical energy in the circuit into light, sound or kinetic energy.
  • Investigate how energy can be created from both traditional and more sustainable sources.
     
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