What is electricity

Electricity is a very convenient form of energy and is now the preferred form of energy used by people, homes, business, cities, and industry.

This resource has been produced to allow you to investigate electricity. Depending on what you know already, you can choose from the available pages to get more information as you need. If you need a refresher on earlier topics, you can visit the Years 7 and 8 sections.

The pages are arranged in an ordered sequence so you can build your knowledge as you progress through the pages. You will notice some quizzes, interactive learning activities and experiments on the right-hand side of each page.

If you're up for a challenge, there are also some extension activities.

For years 9 and 10 students

Power for the 21st century
Potential difference and current
Series and parallel circuits
Household circuits
Generating electricity
From generator to home
Electrical devices
Ohm's law and Power
Safety considerations

Electrical cord