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
“We appreciated the simple yet creative experiments and your control of students. It was great! You really got the message across to the kids.”
“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.”
“This incursion was very easy to organise. Thanks for your email explaining exactly what was needed! The children laughed and were excited to join in. They sat for a long time and were very focused.”
“The fact that Science Alive is directly related to the Student Outcome Statements makes the program an invaluable resource. We found it dynamic and enjoyed the interaction. See you next year.”
“Educational and fun. The kids loved it!”
“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’”
“The children loved the show and participated in all the experiments. We are definitely booking again for the next holidays.”
“Great part of 2005 Science Week. Inspired and motivated lots of students to get into science.”
“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.”
“Everyone – teachers and students alike – raved about the shows. Very impressed with the way Mick related to young and old alike.”