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Electricity

Text Resources

  • VCE Physics: Electric Power, 1994, 2nd edn, National Electricity.

Audiovisual Resources

It is recommended that teachers should view any video before purchase.

  • Marcom Projects: Autoelectrics; Electric Circuits; Electrical Components 1, 2 and 3; Electrical Principles; Sergeant Magnet of the Electron Army

Relevant papers from recent Physics Teachers Conferences

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Adobe PDF

Unit 1 Youtube videos

147 kB

A file produced by Yibo Zhao from the Distance Education Centre for Year 11 students doing Unit 1. It contains a weekly program of content and supporting Youtube videos with active links, many of which Yibo produced himself.

Adobe PDF

Understanding Electricity and Circuits: What the textbooks don't tell you.

206 kB

A 12 page article by Ian Sefton of the University of Sydney, mentioned as a useful resource at the Unit 3 Course Planning Days in Nov 2016. Highly recommended.

Microsoft Word

The Smarties model for electric circuits

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10 page article on 'Some models for developing beginning students' understanding of Electric Circuits'. Presented by Dr Christina Hart at the 2007 and 2008 Physics Teachers Conferences.

Microsoft Word

Circuit Models

159 kB

3 page article on 'Models for DC Circuits'. Presented by Dr Christina Hart at the 2011 Physics Teachers Conferences.

Microsoft Powerpoint

Models for Electric Circuits

1.76 MB

The PowerPoint file from the presentation by Dr Christina Hart at the 2011 Physics Teachers Conferences.

Easy and Engaging Light Pracs by Spiros Liacos at 2014 Conference also had some Electricity prac sheets. These and others are also available at Liacos Educational Media.

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Adobe PDF

Electric Circuits Prac

12.5 kB

Prac sheet by Spiros Liacos from Cheltenham Secondary College

Adobe PDF

Electric Circuits Prac - Extension Actvities

15.7 kB

Prac sheet by Spiros Liacos from Cheltenham Secondary College

Classroom Activities

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Microsoft Word

Electricity Workbook

1.6 MB

A workbook of electricity practical activities that can be done as a self paced activity over about four weeks. It also includes a very old article on solar cells with questions and answers. (A 30 page Word document).

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