Upper Primary

Upper Primary​

Students explore the basics of electricity. They learn how electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources, some of which are renewable, like wind and solar.

Grade 5 & 6 Topics

Why do we use electricity?

Electricity powers our world. From heating to transport, from computing to cooking, we couldn’t imagine our modern world without it. Take a close-up look at what electricity really is, and how we use different materials to transport it safely around our community.

In this topic, students discover how electrical energy can be transferred and transformed.

Could the world run out of electricity?

In just a few generations, our world has become electrified. With electric cars on every street and computers in every home, electricity is in high demand but not all sources of energy are the same.

In this topic, students discover how electrical energy can be generated from a variety of sources, both renewable and non-renewable.

Can you store electricity in a bottle?

The moment you flick a switch, electricity flows, lighting our rooms and powering our technology. But far from the nearest power point we can still charge up, thanks to batteries.

In this topic, students discover how a constant flow of electricity requires a circuit and how electrical energy can be stored and released using batteries.

Worksheets and Classroom Activities

Crossword

Pulling ideas from across all topics, this crossword worksheet is a simple resource for use in your classroom.

Teacher Notes

Crossword answers

Download the crossword worksheet solutions.

Discover the wonders of electricity & renewable energy

Upper Primary

Grade 5 & 6

Students explore the basics of electricity. Students will learn how electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits.

Lower Secondary

Grade 7 & 8

Students explore how energy sources such as the sun and wind can be harnessed to produce electricity, and ways to store it.