Year 6

Lesson 1 • Blackouts

Students identify and empathise with people affected by blackouts caused by interruptions in electrical circuits.

Circuit breakers

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Students will:

  • demonstrate curiosity about electricity.
  • identify items that require electricity to function.
  • discuss how people are affected when there is no electricity.


Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • record their predictions and observations in a T-chart.
  • participate in and contribute to discussions, sharing information, experiences and opinions.
  • draw a diagram of two batteries connected together.