This downloadable resource safely explores electrical short circuits.
The resource details a student practical activity that enables students to cause, and investigate the effects of, a short circuit in a low-power situation.
The students assemble a simple circuit consisting of a power supply and a light globe. They then temporarily short out the light globe and observe what happens.
The activity includes questions for students to answer.
Australian Curriculum v9 Codes: AC9S6U03 (Year 6), AC9S9U04 (Year 9)
Suggested time: 15–30 minutes.
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