A science experiment that investigates how changes to electrical circuits affects their components.
Light bulbs produce light when they are connected to a closed circuit. Are there adjustments that we could make to those circuits that would allow the light bulb to glow more brightly? Let’s investigate!
For further insight into this exciting resource, read our blog What is Electricity? A Bright Spark’s Teaching Guide.
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Australian Curriculum alignment
- Science > Year 6 > Science Understanding > Physical sciences > ACSSU097
Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sourcesElaborationsrecognising the need for a complete circuit to allow the flow of ele...
- Science > Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > ACSIS110
Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal textsElaborationsdiscussing the best way to communicate science ideas and wha...
- Science > Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > ACSIS108
Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigationsElaborationsdiscussing improvements to the methods used, and how these methods would improve the quality of the data obtained (Skills: L...
- Science > Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > ACSIS221
Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanationsElaborationssharing ideas as to whether observations match predictions, and discussing possible reasons for predictions bein...
- Science > Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and predicting > ACSIS232
With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigationsElaborationsrefining questions to enable scientific investigation (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative ...
- Science > Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Use and influence of science > ACSHE100
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisionsElaborationsconsidering how personal and community choices influence our use of sustainable sources of energy ...
- Science > Year 6 > Science as a Human Endeavour > Nature and development of science > ACSHE098
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributionsElaborationsinvestigating ho...
- Science > Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > ACSIS107
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 appropriateElaboratio...
- Science > Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > ACSIS104
Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriateElaborationsusing familiar units such as grams, se...
- Science > Year 6 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > ACSIS103
Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risksElaborationsfollowing a pr...
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