Electrical Circuits

Electrical Circuits

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 workshop where students learn how electrical circuits really work.

  • Learn about series vs. parallel circuits.
  • Learn about different types of resistors & diodes
  • Apply Ohm’s Law and take advantage of the path of least resistance.
  • Play with sirens, bells and buzzers.
  • Get motors to spin, electrical gates to work, understand circuit diagrams 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 and so once the students have a firm understanding of the content and background science they can then explore at their own pace.

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models (ACSSU182)

Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations (ACSSU190)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

A student:

  • applies models, theories and laws to explain situations involving energy, force and motion SC5-10PW
    explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in system SC5-11PW
  • Scientific understanding of current electricity has resulted in technological developments designed to improve the efficiency in generation and use of electricity.


  • describe voltage, current and resistance in terms of energy applied, carried and dissipated
  • describe qualitatively the relationship between voltage, resistance and current
  • compare the characteristics and applications of series and parallel electrical circuits
  • outline recent examples where scientific or technological developments have involved specialist teams from different branches of science, engineering and technology, eg low-emissions electricity generation and reduction in atmospheric pollution

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Fizzics Education Awards


Appropriate for Years 9 to 10 with a maximum of 30 students per class.

Access to 15 tables or a similar floor space.

Chairs are not required.

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


$390 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop or $480 for a 90-minute workshop.

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day.

Link with Madlab Electronics to solder circuits for an extension activity!

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