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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 CCSS: Designed
Insulators and Conductors
In a classic activity, emerging electricians test various objects for electrical conductivity in a circuit. Each group constructs a simple circuit by following a diagram. Predictions are made and objects are inserted into the circuit, then sorted as conductors or insulators.
3rd - 6th Science
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 learning exercise finishes off with magnetism, specifically electromagnetic induction.
9th - 12th Science
This Little Light of Mine
Elementary schoolers discover how electricity travels and create an electron flow through a closed circuit. They work together to make a closed circuit and observe the electricity being made. This outstanding lesson plan is well worth the four one-hour sessions needed to implement it.
3rd - 5th Science
Solar Kit Lesson #11 - Power Maximum: An Electrical Determination
Collaborative groups connect resistors and solar panels in series and measure electrical resistance, voltage, and current. The objective is to order 16 solar panels from strongest to weakest. They graph current-voltage and power curves as well.
6th - 9th Science
How Do Resistors Affect Currents?
Students explain resistors. In this electrical engineering lesson, student investigate how resistors affect currents in a series and in a parallel circuit. Students will watch a clip from "Minds of Their Own," and then use learner.org to figure out how many different ways they can connect two light bulbs and a battery.
5th - 8th Science
Series and Parallel Circuits
Electricians draw four different circuits and answer questions about the resistance, voltage drop, and current at different points in each. Completing this worksheet will help make sure that your class is understanding what is happening throughout an electric circuit.
9th - Higher Ed Science
Fall 2004 Midterm Exam #2 - Electricity and Magnetism
Written for a college physics course, this midterm examination deals with electric and magnetic fields. When taking this test, learners answer multiple choice questions, solve problems, and analyze a variety of attractive diagrams. Because it was designed for a general physics college course, it would also be appropriate to administer to your high school advanced placement physics classes.
11th - Higher Ed Science
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Electric Circuits
A collection of 15 practice problems, most of them involving circuit schematics, is provided for your physics class on this handout. Learners are to compute the net charge, resistance, energy, or power dissipated for different circumstances.
9th - 12th Science
Students explore the composition and practical application of parallel circuitry, compared to series circuitry. They design and build parallel circuits and investigate their characteristics, and apply Ohm's law. They recognize that electrical engineers, materials scientists/engineers, mechanical engineers, and physicists contribute to the development of electronic technologies.
3rd - 5th Math
DC Branch Current Analysis
Engage your class in physics with this series of questions. The first question is the most hands-on and asks learners to build their own circuit. The rest of the questions are related to current analysis. Class members solve 7 problems and draw schematic diagrams of electrical circuits.
12th - Higher Ed Science
Students explore the concept of electricity in this activity based unit. In this physical science lesson, students focus on electricity and electrical engineering. The teaching unit includes 5 activities to develop students conceptual understanding of electricity as a energy form.
4th - 8th Science
Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies
In this electricity worksheet, students are assessed given 29 schematics and a competency for each schematic. They find either the conditions found in each schematic, the parameters of the schematic or give an analysis of the schematic depending on what information is given.
11th - Higher Ed Science
Electricity--More Power to Ya!
Fourth graders use research tools to access and synthesize information. They gather and manipulate data using technology. Research and study the components of an electrical circuit. Create a brochure that demonstrates knowledge of how to make an electrical circuit or etc.