School Science Workshop... Electrical Circuits! | Fizzics Education

# Electrical Circuits

Delve deep into series & parallel circuits as your students use a variety of resistors, motors & more in this hands-on electricity workshop!

### A hands-on science workshop where students learn how electrical circuits really work!

• Compare series vs. parallel circuits
• Discover different types of resistors
• Play with sirens, bells and buzzers
• Get motors to spin, electrical gates to work and much more!

The session begins simply to introduce the basics of open vs. closed circuits and then slowly introduces that various circuits that can be made. This is highly open-ended: there are 180 separate circuits layouts that can be made. Once the students have a firm understanding of the content and background science they can then explore at their own pace.

VERY SAFE: The circuits themselves are based on simple button circuits and run of AA batteries.

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

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

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

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content: A student:

ST2-8PW-ST
describes the characteristics and effects of common forms of energy, such as light and heat

ST2-9PW-ST
describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an objectâ€™s motion

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

ST3-9PW-ST
investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force

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

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

### Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (VCSSU064)

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect peopleâ€™s lives (VCSSU073)

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 (VCSSU081)

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### School Testimonials

5 out of 5!

#### Woronora River Public School

We would definitely book this again!

### Which electricity workshop is right for me?

As we offer a number of electricity workshops; it can be a little confusing as to which is right for your class. Please have a look below for a very short description of the different ones available so you can quickly see what would work best for your school. The titles are clickable links to take you to the full workshop description.

Electrical circuits
This school workshop is generally chosen when students already have a grasp of how electrical energy is transferred. The focus of this workshop is to arrange electrical components such as lights, batteries, capacitors, switches and more to produce either series or parallel circuits that work.

Create a Buzz
This workshop covers the fundamentals of electricity & magnetism. What is static vs current electricity? What is electromagnetism? What materials are resistors vs. conductors? How do basic circuits work? Most schools choose this school science visit when they want us to spend time at the beginning of their topic prior to having students construct their own circuits later.

In some ways similar to the electrical circuits program, only this time the circuits themselves are being constructed using soldering irons. The focus of this workshop is learning the skills and techniques for putting electrical circuits together in real electronics. Students can keep the circuits they make as part of this workshop.

Renewable Energy
The focus of this workshop is to look how electricity can be generated using renewable energy sources (wind, solar etc.). These energy sources are compared with non-renewable electrical energy power generation in terms of reliability and their effect on the environment.

Are you studying energy transformations instead?

If your class is looking at potential vs. kinetic energy, how energy comes from the sun as well as how energy can change into light, heat, sound, magnetic, chemical, etc., the most appropriate workshop would be Exploring Energy.

### Requirements

Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class

Chairs are not required

Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes

and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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### Did you know about our larger stage shows?

##### Designed to engage groups of up to 240 students, pair this workshop with one of these school favourites!

Big Science Big Fun

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Destination Moon

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### Cost

\$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or \$540 GST Free for a 90-minute workshop.

This is best when run in combination with Create a Buzz

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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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