Strand: Physical Sciences
Electricity and Energy program content
Energy use and electricity are crucial in our daily lives. Imagine life without mobile phones, computers, ATMs and air conditioners. Find out about energy in the home, electrical circuits, batteries, switches, light globes, heaters, conductors and insulators. How can we use the sun, wind, water and even rubbish to produce electricity? Finish with the explosive energy of flour.
Year 6 – Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity.
Year 6 – Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity
Sustainability – cross curriculum priority
Primary Science Understandings
- Yr5 – Electricity
- Yr6 – Energy
What the teachers said about the Electricity and Energy show
“Don’t change a thing! We loved the rapport with the kids. Humour, pace and lots of participation.
An excellent balance of information and entertainment. A great inspiration to follow up an interest in science. See you again soon.”
“All comments by teachers and children attending were very positive. The price was great, as some incursions are getting too expensive.”
“Thank you, a wonderful show – you covered so much in such a short amount of time! The students were very engaged.”
“Science Alive was great. Firm with misbehaviour, fun, surprising, humorous and educational.”
“Organising was easy, age appropriate, the children really enjoyed it. We will book for future holiday programmes. Thank you!”
“They loved every minute. Perfect for the children and the adults were equally enthralled. Entertaining – engaged with all, we loved the laid back, real Australian style – don’t change a thing. Thank you.”
“With the entertainment value of a stage production and great educational value, Science Alive is fantastic for motivating and encouraging students and teaches alike. Four months later children are still talking about ‘the Science Show’”
“Fantastic! We are looking at doing all the topics covered by Science Alive.”
“It was terrific. The kids were very excited and entertained, even the Year 8 to 10s. Mick was a pleasure to watch as he is so enthusiastic about his job. Thanks for travelling all this way.”
“Thanks Mick – as usual the show was most educational and thoroughly entertaining. A great motivator as we begin our unit on Energy.”