Syllabus bites: Electricity

Primary KLA:
Science and Technology
Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8

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This resource is designed to support science teachers in addressing concepts in electricity in the BOS NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum in Science - Stage 3. Making decisions about the use of electricity is approached from an understanding of circuits, sources and sustainability.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(ST3-1WS-S) plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

(ST3-2DP-T) plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

(ST3-3DP-T) defines problems, and designs, modifies and follows algorithms to develop solutions

(ST3-8PW-ST) explains how energy is transformed from one form to another

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU097) Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity

(ACSSU219) Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity

(ACSHE099) Important contributions to the advancement of science have been made by people from a range of cultures

(ACSHE100) Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives

(ACSHE220) Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions

(ACSIS232) With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be

(ACSIS103) With guidance, plan appropriate investigation methods to answer questions or solve problems

(ACSIS105) Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks

(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 appropriate

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Electricity, Static electricity, Energy conversion, Sustainable development
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Resource ID: 56200500-be50-4fa6-b41b-62afc828b2db