Publication Date: June, 2014
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This downloadable resource details a student activity for building a model fuse.

Students build a simple fuse out of cork, 2 pins and fuse wire and connect it to a light globe in a simple circuit. They then short out the globe and observe what happens to the fuse.

The resource includes questions for students to answer after conducting the activity.

Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S9U04 (Year 9)

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