Middle Years Program
Unit Cover Sheet
Grade: 10 Subject: Science Unit: Electricity
Key and Related Concepts
Systems: Energy, Transformation
Scientific and Technical Information
Statement of inquiry
We use systems to help us with a variety of tasks by transferring and transforming energy.
How do the components in an electric circuit help transfer and transform energy?
What do we use circuits for?
How does the structure in a circuit affect the way a circuit works?
How can we harness electricity to be useful to us?
If we can’t see it, is it really there?
Content / skills (including AtLs)
Series and parallel circuits
Current, charge, potential difference, resistance
Power and energy
Dangers of electricity
Test - Criteria A
Electrolysis Investigation - Criteria B,C
Incandescent Lamps - Criteria D
the property of matter responsible for electrical forces. It is either positive or negative.
the ordered directional movement of electrically charged particles
the difference of electrical energy per charge between two points - measured as voltage.
the degree to which an object opposes the passage of an electric current, causing energy to leave the circuit as it is transformed by the load
effects resulting from the flow or accumulation of charges
Teachers’ names: Mr Lorimer, Miss Winslade
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