Year 6

Lesson 3 • Modelling electrical circuits

Students use and develop their own models and representations to explore how current moves around an electrical circuit.

Circuit breakers

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Students will:

  • understand that batteries store chemical energy.
  • model the way a current transfers electrical energy around a circuit.
  • discuss the way electrical energy can be transformed into light energy, heat energy, or sound energy.

Students will represent their understanding as they:

  • model the movement of energy around an electrical circuit.
  • describe the transfer and transformation of energy in an electrical circuit.
  • participate in and contribute to discussions regarding the advantages and limitations of modelling.
  • use the TWLH chart to consider what they have learned.