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Students explore electrical resistance through various experiments. In this physics lesson, students calculate resistance using a mathematical formula. They explain how colors identify the resistance value of a resistor.
Learners 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.
Students explain resistors. For 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 to figure out how many different ways they can connect two light bulbs and a battery.
Students 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 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. 
In this circuits learning exercise, students read how electricity flows through circuits and learn how to draw a circuit diagram. Students then complete 16 matching, 2 multiple choice, 14 fill in the blank, and 3 short answer questions.
In this resistors worksheet, students answer 11 questions about resistors, their functions, symbols used to represent them, and they calculate resistance values.
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.
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.
Students examine how materials oppose the flow of an electrical current.  In this resistivity lesson students complete several experiments on the differences between resistance and resistivity.
In this science activity, 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.
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.
In this electricity worksheet, students compare open and closed circuits, calculate voltage, and determine total resistance is resistors are parallel or series in a circuit. This worksheet has 19 problems to solve.
For this electricity worksheet, students review topics related to electricity such as circuits, voltage, electric fields, and resistors. This worksheet has 21 problems to solve.
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this instructional activity 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. It's a full-fledged resource for your physical science learners!
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.
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.  
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.
Students improve their science skills by designing an experiment for the relationship between electricity and magnetism. In this science skills lesson, students discuss the scientific method and use the given materials to complete an experiment to learn about variables and controls groups. Students complete the experiment to learn about the relationship between electricity and magnetism.
Learners 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.

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