Electricity Teacher Resources
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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 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 133 Views 98 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
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 18 Views 15 Downloads
Study Jams! Current Electricity & Electric Circuits
Set to upbeat instrumental background music, eight slides present pictures of electrical wires, batteries, and appliances, Each slide is accompanied by a few sentences that introduce viewers to concepts related to current electricity. Topics covered include the source of electricity, the flow of electrons, conductors, insulators, volts, amperes, watts, and conservation of electricity.
4th - 8th Science 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Electricity
Shock your physical science class using this video to teach the basics of static electricity. Electricity is defined,and electrons are differentiated from protons on an atom model. The use of hydropower and wind are explained as ways of generating electricity, but be aware that current electricity is not mentioned at all.
4th - 8th Science 5 Views 6 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
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 49 Views 30 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 93 Views 436 Downloads
Conserving Electric Energy
Another fantastic instructional activity 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 12 Downloads
Comparing Light Bulbs
An average home produces twice as many emissions as an average car. Teach your class how to reduce energy consumption by replacing standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. Perform an experiment to compare the energy efficiency of each, measuring the energy wasted in the form of heat.
K - 8th Math 12 Views 8 Downloads
Get hands-on in your physical science class by having learners conduct electricity with their own hands! By placing one hand on each of two different metals, a current can be generated and measured on a microammeter. Make an experiement out of this idea by comparing the current created using different metals.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 2 Downloads
What makes this lesson plan 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
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 worksheet finishes off with magnetism, specifically electromagnetic induction.
9th - 12th Science 65 Views 135 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 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
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