Thank you so much for yesterday, we all had so much fun while we learnt about energy. Some of the students are hooked on the electricity and have asked to work with the kits again today.
Mater Hospital Special School

Electrical Circuits and Renewable Energy


Girl making an electrical circuit

year 6 (2)

year 6








Big Bang Education’s Year 6 Physical Sciences program has been designed to help teachers achieve the Australian Curriculum science understanding in Physical Sciences:

  • Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources (ACSSU097)

Year 6 students will participate in a hands-on workshop all about electricity. This workshop is a self-guided investigation of what makes an electrical circuit work (or not work) and how to create different types of circuits for different purposes, incorporating the use of components like switches and light bulbs. Students will also learn about some of the different ways of generating electricity, with a focus on renewable energy sources.

Workshops are facilitated by a professional science educator with over 10 years of experience.


For more information about our Year 6 Physical Sciences program, please contact us.


Program Outline

The program includes:

  • 90 minute hands-on workshop for each individual class (maximum of 30 children per group)
  • Follow-up worksheets emailed to the booking teacher

Depending on your daily timetable, we can cater for 2-4 classes per day.

See a sample timetable for a day of workshops.

See pricing details for our workshops.



  • A large indoor space – a spare classroom or your school hall is ideal!
  • 1 large table for demonstrations
  • Access to a power point

No access to water is required for this program.


Curriculum Links

The Year 6 Physical Sciences program covers the following areas of the Australian Curriculum (version 8.1).

Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources (ACSSU097)

Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and reflects historical and cultural contributions (ACSHE098)

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100)

Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS104)

Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks (ACSIS103)

Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS221)