Phenomena – Episode 5: Electricity

The universe is infused with electricity. An electric current burns across a wood surface creating incredible Lichtenberg figures.

This film was submitted to the SCINEMA 2021 International Science Film Festival and was selected to feature in our Australian, Experimental and School categories. It also achieved the Special Jury Award at the festival. The filmmaker has kindly allowed us to continue to show the film beyond the festival. Watch it below and download the accompanying educational resource for fun activities to use with your students.

Video Length: 3:47 mins

Film Description

The universe is infused with electricity. An electric current burns across a wood surface creating incredible Lichtenberg figures.

Lesson Inspiration

This mesmerising film shows how electricity travels through wood when it is added into a circuit.

Useful when:

Learning about electricity, including circuits, conductors and insulators.

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Year: 6

Topics:

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional – Personal and Social Capability.

Concepts (South Australia):

Physical Sciences – Energy

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the Southern Hemisphere! The 2021 festival is now over but we have permission for some of the films and their associated educational resources to use with your students.

Each resource is mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and contains hands-on activities for your students. Designed to engage and inspire, these resources demonstrate STEM careers and skills to your students, encouraging them to be curious thinkers, problem-solvers and contributing citizens within society.