Introduction to Elementary Circuits

Students explore how a circuit works and create a circuit to use energy from a battery to light a bulb. For this introduction to circuits lesson, the students study the parts of a circuit and have a class discussion of what would happen if the circuit was not complete. Students incorporate a switch and learn how it affects the circuit.

3rd - 5th Science 4 Views 21 Downloads
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning

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