Topic: Can you store electricity in a bottle?

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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.

Video

A short 3 minute video explaining the topic for students.

Can you store electricity in a bottle?

A fun video introduction to circuits and how we can store energy in batteries.

Use this video in your lesson or share directly with your students.

Digital Activities

Digital interactive activities can be used in your classroom in conjunction with the video, or independently.

Q&A

This interactive Q&A is designed to quiz students on what they have learned after watching the video.

This is a digital version of the multiple choice PDF worksheet below.

Light me up

A drag and drop game where students place the elements required to create a simple circuit to power a light globe.

Demonstrates the basics of circuits, conductors, and insulators.

Worksheets and Classroom Activities

These PDF worksheets can be used in your classroom either in conjunction with the video or independently.

Q&A

This Q&A worksheet is designed to quiz students on what they have learned after watching the video.

This is a PDF version of the digital interactive found above.

Crossword

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

Teacher Resources

Teacher notes and Q&A answers

By using the resources available for this topic, your students have the opportunity to learn:

  • How electrons move through a circuit like cars on a racetrack
  • Electrons move from the negative to the positive end of a circuit
  • Electrons can be made to move through circuits by turning turbines to drive magnets or by special materials like those used in solar cells
  • How electricity can be stored in batteries, big and small

This PDF includes:

  • Video summary
  • Literacy links
  • Research tasks
  • Curriculum links
  • Worksheet answers

Crossword answers

Download the crossword worksheet solutions.

Curriculum Mapping

Upper Primary topics are perfect for Australian grade 5 and 6 students and are aligned to Australian curriculums.

Australian Curriculum Science, year 6

NSW Curriculum Science, stage 3 (years 5 and 6)

Victorian Curriculum Science, levels 5 and 6

Additional Resources

Additional resources

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.