Investigate whether materials are electrical conductors or insulators

Investigate whether materials are electrical conductors or insulators

Electricity and Energy

Connect lamps in series and parallel

Connect lamps in series and parallel

Students:

  • investigate types of energy;
  • learn how energy can be transferred from place to place;
  • learn how energy can be transformed from one type to another;
  • construct and test simple circuits using batteries, switches and a variety of devices;
  • connect lamps in series and parallel;
  • investigate whether materials are electrical conductors or insulators;
  • explore energy sources such as  wind, solar and hydroelectricity
  • consider whether energy resources are sustainable.

Uses purpose built equipment pack.

Maps to year 6 Physical sciences

Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity

Elaborations

  • recognising the need for a complete circuit to allow the flow of electricity
  • investigating different electrical conductors and insulators
  • exploring the features of electrical devices such as switches and light globes

Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity

Elaborations

  • investigating how moving air and water can turn turbines to generate electricity
  • investigating the use of solar panels
  • considering whether an energy source is sustainable