Electricity Incursion (Levels 5/6)

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Electricity Incursion (Levels 5/6)

Science – Physical Sciences
Level: 5/6

In this electrifying 90-minute incursion, students experiment with basic electrical circuits to gain an understanding of what electricity is, and how electrical current travels in a circuit. Students investigate conductors and insulators of electricity, and learn about how electricity is generated. This incursion challenges students to think about how electricity can be generated and harnessed in many different ways; making it perfect for later year levels. Our passionate science educators carefully guide students through each step, prompting students to predict, observe and reflect on each activity.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Understand energy transformation and transference of electricity using electrical circuits.
  • Understand how electricity is generated and how it interacts with various materials. 

Activities

  • Discuss prior knowledge of energy/electricity.
  • Investigate static electricity.
  • Predict and test basic circuits.
  • Become part of a human circuit as a conductor of electricity.
  • Predict and test materials as conductors or insulators of electricity.
  • Explore the differences between light bulbs and LEDs.
  • Use electromagnets to generate electricity.

 

Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

  • 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 (VCSSU081);
  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073);

Incursion Pricing

$400+GST

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Up to 30 students

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90-minute workshops

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A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required

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Outer regions incur time and travel costs

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Testimonials

“Engaging presenter who interacted positively with all students.”

St. Joachim’s

“The children loved the hands on element, trying different materials and exploring the electrical circuits.”

Gilson College Mernda