Target audience: year 11 physics
Electricity is a collection of four SPICE sequences: Static electricity; Electric fields; Current electricity; and Electrical energy.
Dramatic video of lightning strikes leads to an exploration of electrostatic electricity and its applications. It contains four resources: Lightning; Exploring electrostatics; Explaining electrostatics; and Electrostatics in action.
A comparison of magnetic and electric fields leads to rules for drawing electric fields. A theoretical physicist explains advanced concepts relating to fields. This sequence contains three resources: Exploring fields; Drawing fields; and Properties of fields.
This sequence starts by examining the role of electricity in hearing. Explorations of circuits, cells and batteries leads to a consideration of models and analogies for electricity. Finally, examples of the use of electricity by animals are illustrated. It contains six resources: Electronic hearing; Circuits; Batteries and cells; Modelling electricity; Circuit rules; and Bioelectricity.
Consideration of the dangers of electricity leads to discussion of how electricity is measured, and how consumers are charged for its use. This sequence contains four resources: Electrical hazards; Electrical safety; Measuring electricity; and Electricity account.