Electricity Teacher Resources
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Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and research, they will zoom in on a specific example of an industry using this method of electricity generation.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Get Connected with Ohm's Law
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this lesson gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners may even plot data on graphs to see the E-I curves.
5th - 12th Science 129 Views 97 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism with this fun science investigation. Working in small groups, young scientists attach magnets to toy cars and race them down ramps through coils of wire in order to measure the induced voltage.
3rd - 5th Math 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Build a Motor
Electrical engineers entertain and explain how to construct an electromagnet-driven motor. Kellie and Mike, the hosts of the show, are enthusiastic teachers that will help introduce a project that you likely include in your middle school electricity curriculum.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system to generate energy.
3rd - 8th Science 19 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Path of Least Resistance
Your class won't be able to resist this lesson on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical engineers construct circuits in order to become more acquainted with these properties.
4th - 12th Science 48 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Experiment with electric circuits and conductivity. Young scientists will model and discuss how an electric circuit works. First they will draw a model of the flow of electrons and then build an actual circuit. Finally, they will explain the circuit path and test the conductivity of a variety of materials.
3rd - 8th Science 91 Views 434 Downloads
Conserving Electric Energy
Another fantastic lesson on energy is presented by the American Coal Foundation. This one focuses on electricity; how it is produced, how it is delivered, and how it is used. Some excellent handouts are embedded in this fine plan which make it easy to implement in your classroom.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 11 Downloads
Non-Renewable Energy Resources
After brainstorming on our use of electricity, elementary energizers participate in a simulation where each student represents a city, utility provider, or fuel company. Tokens are used to purchase electrical energy, and as more is used, the impacts become evident.
3rd - 5th Science 16 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Basic Electric Transformers
Life as we know it would not be possible without electric transformers, so there are fewer more pertinent topics for your eager young engineers. An astounding amount of background information is provided to help you develop a lecture on how transformers work, and also the instructions for building transformers in class are provided.
9th - 12th Science 16 Views 15 Downloads
Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation
Explore the concept of electrical cars through technology and language arts activities. Learners will research advancements in car building and watch "Electric Car: American Industry and Innovation." They will then create marketing campaigns to sell the cars.
7th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 133 Downloads
What makes this lesson great is its hands on activities. Pupils not only learn about how an electrical circuit words, they make one. After having investigated how circuits work, they talk about how to conserve electricity. They also delve into other environmental issues.
4th Science 11 Views 133 Downloads
Charge and Electricity
In this charge and electricity worksheet, students read about electric charges and how they are created in atoms. They also read about the unit of charge, called the Coulomb, conductors, and insulators. Emerging electricians match 11 terms to their definitions, they identify charges on atoms, identify conductors and insulators and they label the parts of a charged particle or atom.
7th - 12th Science 54 Views 256 Downloads
Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism
This wave and electromagnetism assignment is so thorough, it could be used as a unit exam. The first section of it covers wave concepts. The next section addresses static electricity. There is a section that deals with electric circuits. Finally, the instructional activity finishes off with magnetism, specifically electromagnetic induction.
9th - 12th Science 64 Views 134 Downloads
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Electric Fields and Potential
Challenge your physics class to implement their knowledge of electric fields by completing this activity as homework. There are 15 problems to solve, for which pupils compute electrostatic force, electric field strength, and electric potential energy.
9th - 12th Science 16 Views 20 Downloads
Midterm Exam #1, Electricity Concepts
The physics department at The University of Hawaii has designed midterm exams for their college physics courses. This version deals with electricity concepts. It requires learners to calculate conversions, capacitance, and potential differences.
11th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 19 Downloads
Electricity, static electricity, what could be more fun? Learners in grades four through ten get their hair ready to be rubbed with a balloon, as they test how positive or negative charged particles can attract or repel each other. First they attract Rice Krispies® with a static-charged balloon, and then they use two static-charged balloons to see how electrons repel each other.
4th - 10th Science 66 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
A summary of electric charge and its flow along a conductor starts this PowerPoint. The differences between batteries and supply from a power station are detailed and a group of slides that ask questions of your students and then give the answers .
5th - 11th Science 20 Views 31 Downloads
What a shock your physics pupils will receive when they view this fascinating PowerPoint! They will be able to calculate electric field strength using Coulomb's law as a result. They will also visualize electric fields and grasp the behavior of electrons within a conductor.
9th - Higher Ed Science 25 Views 44 Downloads