Electricity & Magnetism Unit - Grade 3 to 6

56 minute video + 9 Printable Experiments + Scope & Sequence + Cross-curricular Teaching & Project Ideas + Curriculum links & more

A complete unit of work for electricity & magnetism
designed for Grades 3 to 6

Unlock the mysteries of electricity and magnetism with this comprehensive unit! Your students will explore the fundamentals of series and parallel circuits, investigate conductors and insulators, gain a deeper understanding of how magnets really work & much more. With hands-on experiments and interactive activities, this unit is the perfect way to spark your students' curiosity!

Following this 56 minute video & supporting class activities, your students will;

- Be able to identify a series vs a parallel circuit.
- Know the difference between an electrical conductor and an insulator.
- Understand how static electricity is created.
- Know that current electricity flows from negative to positive.
- Understand that electrons carry a negative charge.
- Identify that magnets have a north & south pole.
- Describe that iron is attracted to magnets.
- Understand that the magnetic north on Earth is created by the cycling of liquid metal in the outer core.
- Demonstrate that opposite poles of magnets attract and like poles repel
- Describe the shape of a magnetic field.
- Understand that moving copper wire near a magnetic field produces electricity.
- Understand that electromagnetism is the underlying force of electricity and magnetism.

Curriculum links across Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand (see below for specific linkages)
> Australian Curriculum
> NSW Science Syllabus
> Victorian F - 10 Science Curriculum
> US Next Generation Science Standards
> The Ontario Curriculum
> The New Zealand Curriculum

Includes 8 printable PDF experiments to run in class plus student quizzes, a sample marking rubric, scope & sequence, cross-curricular teaching ideas, student project ideas, common student misconceptions to be aware of as well as Australian, USA, Canadian & New Zealand curriculum outcomes, crossword, word search, experiment templates and a risk assessment template.  

Optional materials to have on-hand include a plate, pepper, a cloth, a comb, coins, water, salt, paper, D cell battery, enamelled wire, magnet, string, blocks, soda can, plastic pipe & a paperclip.

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Ben Newsome CF

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 3 million kids since 2004. 
He has worked in hundreds of schools & early learning centres, has presented countless preschool teacher professional development programs and is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences.

He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker, 2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services and the receiver of both the 2023 University of Technology Sydney Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and the Faculty Award of Excellence for Science plus several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a former educator leader for the International Society for Technology in Education, a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration and an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW.

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    • 56 minute video
    • 9 Experiments with printable PDFs
    • 18 Student knowledge quizzes
    • Scope & Sequences
    • Curriculum links for Australia, USA, Canada & New Zealand
    • Student Project Ideas
    • Cross-curricular Teaching Ideas
    • Common student misconceptions
    • Background Teacher notes
    • Marking Rubrics
    • Experiment & Risk assessment templates
    • Crossword puzzle, Word search, Cloze Sentence activities & more
    • Colouring-in sheets
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