Students conduct an experiment with forces to move soft drink cans without directly touching them.
- understand the role of circuit components in the transfer and transformation of electrical energy.
- conduct an experiment to prove a theory.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions:
Students learn to:
investigate the transfer and transformation of energy in electrical circuits, including the role of circuit components, insulators and conductors (AC9S6U03)
Relevant parts of Year 6 achievement standards:
By the end of Year 6, students identify the role of circuit components in the transfer and transformation of electrical energy.
- Empty soft drink cans
- Inflated balloons
- Masking tape
- Your hair!
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - support students in the theories, practical experimentation, and explaining and recording their observations.
This is an original Cool+ lesson.
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