Secondary 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 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.

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
PW3
• Scientific understanding of current electricity has resulted in technological developments designed to improve the efficiency in generation and use of electricity.

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

### Victorian Science Syllabus:

• Electric circuits can be designed for diverse purposes using different components; the operation of circuits can be explained by the concepts of voltage and current (VCSSU130)
• The interaction of magnets can be explained by a field model; magnets are used in the generation of electricity and the operation of motors (VCSSU131)

### Requirements

Appropriate for Years 9 to 10 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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### Cost

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