It's Electric! Unit Plan

Teach Starter Publishing
8 x lessons | Suitable for years: 6

This Physical Sciences unit addresses the principles of electricity. It explores what electricity is, how it is transferred and how energy is transformed to create it.

It consists of 7 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

Teachers are encouraged to collect samples of students’ work throughout the unit to add to a learning portfolio. These can also be used to assess students’ understanding of the unit objectives.

For further insight into this exciting resource, read our blog What is Electricity? A Bright Spark’s Teaching Guide.

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  • Nicolene Hamman

    Hi, thank you for the wonderful resource. The only issue I have is that the Lesson 8 Overview does not want to download.

    • Tom (Teach Starter)

      Hi Nicolene, Thanks for the lovely feedback! It seems that the Lesson 8 Overview needed a bit of a jolt to get things working again. You should be able to re-download the Lesson or Unit and it will include the Overview.

  • Emma Marshman

    Hi has this unit been linked to the NSW syllabus?

    • Kristian

      Hi Emma, All of our units are linked to the Australian Curriculum. I believe the NSW curriculum has moved to become more aligned with the Australian Curriculum for science and technology as of 2019, however, I would check with your school and relevant documents to see if this is the case. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.