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 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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|static electricity||short circuit||vibration|
|geothermal energy||negative charges||positive charges|
|fossil fuel||magnetism||circuit breakers|
|nuclear energy||steam engine||thermal energy|
|magnetic energy||power station||nuclear power|
|climate change||clean energy||chemical energy|
NSW Curriculum alignment
Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions
Explains how energy is transformed from one form to another
Explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and transmit data
Victorian Curriculum alignment
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
Australian Curriculum alignment
Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources
Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts
Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations
Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations
With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions
Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions
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
Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate
Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks
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