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Students explore the basics of electricity using common everyday items as well as demonstrate how parallel and series circuits can be used in electronics and electrical devices. They explore how common items in their world can be wired efficiently and effectively.
Energy Conversion in Electricity – Resistors and Circuits
Students explore electrical energy. In this electricity lesson, students design and build a large circuit in order to determine whether circuit size correlates with the light of a bulb.
Resistor and Resistance
High schoolers explore electrical resistance through various experiments. For this physics lesson, students calculate resistance using a mathematical formula. They explain how colors identify the resistance value of a resistor.
Electric Messages: Then and Now
Students explore electronic communication, the Morse Code system, and text messaging, build a simple circuit to send messages to one another, and explore the impact of electrical communications on society.
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. Though many of the questions require problem solving and computation, the answers are presented as multiple choice. Neat diagrams are included in many of the questions.
New! 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.
Learners examine how electric circuits are controlled with a switch. They incorporate a switch into a battery/bulb circuit. They design and create their own switches using everyday materials.
In this resistors worksheet, students answer 11 questions about resistors, their functions, symbols used to represent them, and they calculate resistance values.
2010 Electricity 10
In this electricity worksheet, students answer 17 multiple choice questions about electricity, how it is measured, the types of currents, the types of meters and circuits. Students also answer multiple choice questions about protein synthesis in the cell and the processes of transcription and translation.
Fourth graders experiment to find out how to light a bulb with simple materials. They make predictions if a light bulb set-up could work and gain knowledge to tell the difference between an open and closed circuit. They also figure out what resistors and conductors are and give examples of each.
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.
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.
Patterns, Functions, and Algebra: Wired for Space
Students assess how patterns, functions and algebra can assist NASA engineers design new ways of propelling spacecrafts. They explore how electricity and magnetism are replacing the fuel-consuming rocket propulsion. Electromagnetism is introduced in depth within this lesson.
Material Science Extension To the Electricity And Magnetism Unit
Students study the discovery of the electron and how it led to other inventions and discoveries concerning electrical current. They observe several demonstrations concerning electricity. In one activity, they determine whether or not a galvanometer is a reliable lie detector test.
Learners examine how materials oppose the flow of an electrical current. In this resistivity activity students complete several experiments on the differences between resistance and resistivity.
In this science worksheet, students find the terms related to the concept of electricity and the answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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. This lesson gives learners experience in problem solving and critical thinking in addition to helping them identify variables that might affect the output of a solar panel.
Adventures in Electrical Engineering
Students explore electricity by conducting a series of experiments. In this physics instructional activity, students discover the relationship between current, voltage and resistance. They calculate voltage and power in a given system.
For this electrical connections worksheet, students answer 13 questions about conductance, resistors, how to build a circuit and electrical connections.
Algebraic Equation Manipulation for Electric Circuits
In this electric circuit learning exercise, students use Algebraic equations to manipulate the electrical resistance of a conductor. The answer a series of 19 open-ended questions. This learning exercise is printable and the answers are revealed online.