ONTARIO SCIENCE: Grade 6 Electricity and Electrical Devices INQUIRY UNIT


Ignite your students’ curiosity with our comprehensive Grade 6 Electricity Inquiry Unit, covering everything from how electricity is generated to types of circuits and conservation. This hands-on, minds-on unit includes easy-to-use lessons, interactive notebooks, experiments, and assessments, aligned with the Ontario Curriculum and NGSS standards. Transform your classroom with engaging activities that make learning about electricity both fun and educational.


In this comprehensive inquiry unit, students will explore the world of grade 6 electricity. They will spark their imagination by learning about electricity and how to conserve energy. Your grade 6 students will learn about how electricity works all the way from how it is generated, to types of circuits to the conservation of electricity.


This unit has everything you will need to teach the electrical energy unit.

This Grade 6 Electricity unit meets the expectations for:

  • Grade 6: Electricity and electrical devices – {Ontario Curriculum}
  • Common Core/Next Generation Science Standards.


Go beyond the simple centers or worksheet activities and take your students deeper into inquiry in these hands-on minds-on activities. This grade 6 electricity unit has a variety of instructional strategies that will allow you to teach your students with:

★ Easy to Use Lessons and Activities

★ Knowledge Building Circles

★ Interactive Notebooks

★ Experiments

★ Assessment Materials

★ Task Cards

★ Games

★ Both original research materials and exclusive access to curated online research materials.


What does this Grade 6 Electricity Unit include?

• Wonder Wall Inquiry Board: photos and activity cards

• What is electricity?

• Electricity circuits

• Electrical Energy

• Static and current electricity experiments

• Series and parallel circuits

• Forms of energy

• Energy audit

• Human impact on the environment

• Inquiry project


Check out our Grade 6 Ontario Science BUNDLE here!!


FAQ: More About This Product

♦ “How can this be implemented in my classroom?

Each lesson is clearly laid out for the teacher so they can understand how to teach the content to all levels of learners at the same time. Teacher guides are provided to help you understand the science in the activities before you implement this. Even if you don’t have a background in science, these guides will help you better anticipate student questions and discoveries throughout the unit.


♦Is this product right for me?

If you are new to a grade 6, new to inquiry, or perhaps not a specialist in science then this product will fit your needs.  The detailed lesson plans, teacher’s notes and guides will help you to understand the content, help your students learn, and save you the planning time it takes to make these yourself.  This will also work for teachers that are not new but may be looking for a re-fresh or some new ideas.  


If you are often stuck scrambling for ideas and lessons at the last minute save yourself the time and hassle by having these lessons ready and waiting.  You can confidently ensure that every lesson covers the curriculum in a way that would keep your students engaged, and you more confident when teaching.  No need to keep buying lesson after lesson and putting things together piece meal, everything you need is here.


♦”Does this product align to my curriculum standards?

This unit is aligned to the Ontario curriculum and meets all of the expectations of the Grade 6 Electricity and Electrical devices

This also meets the NGSS science standards 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3  


♦How do I use this product with my special education and English Language learners?

This is a hands-on unit and is easily differentiated to meet the needs of complex learners.  Narrowing the focus to constructing a simple electrical circuit reduces the complexity of the activities in this unit while also allowing students to participate in activities that are modified at grade level for science.  Many of the reading and research materials are available online and can be supported by using digital reading software.  Because this unit is student centered and inquiry focused it is easier to differentiate the content and product produced by the students by increasing or decreasing the complexity of level and depth of understanding.


What Other Teachers Are Saying

“I am new to teaching Grade 5 and this resource has been very helpful. I like the way the lessons flow and the links are great. I am learning along with the students!”

“This is unit has always been one I’ve struggled with, and this helped me immensely. The quality is excellent and aligns with the curriculum expectations. The resources provided throughout the unit are all useful and very creative.”

“I LOVE these split unit plans! It makes planning so much easier – for both me and the students!”


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ONTARIO SCIENCE: Grade 6 Electricity and Electrical Devices INQUIRY UNIT