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Hand Battery

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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How to Build a Motor

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Get Connected with Ohm's Law

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this lesson plan gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners may even plot...
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Steve Spangler on The Ellen Show

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A lot goes on during this visit to the Ellen DeGeneres show. During the first segment, Spangler demonstrates the ability of the human body to act as a conductor of electricity and he shows the clean burning properties of hydrogen and...
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Steve's February Ellen Appearance

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A lot goes on during this visit to the Ellen DeGeneres show. During the first segment, Spangler demonstrates the ability of the human body to act as a conductor of electricity and he shows the clean burning properties of hydrogen and...
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Bin-bag Capacitor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn how to demonstrate the workings of a capacitor by viewing this valuable video. A technician walks you through the use foil and plastic, from a bin bag (a plastic garbage bag), to represent the plates and dielectrics. With...
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Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Green Education Foundation found that this lesson plan, written by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office, is right up their alley when it comes to teaching sustainability. It is ideal as a first lesson plan on photovoltaic...
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Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism

For Students 9th - 12th
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....
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Solar Electricity ~ The Colour Sensitivity of a Photovoltaic Cell

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Teacher's notes, a materials list, detailed procedure, tips, and extension ideas are all included to make teaching this instructional activity on photovoltaic cells a sunny spot in your day! After some brief background reading, physical...
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This Little Light of Mine

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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A Shocking Experience

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners differentiate between current and static electricity, conductors and insulators, explain how energy is converted from chemical to electrical, measure voltage of batteries, collect data on voltage, and predict voltage of...
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Lesson 7: Smart Grids

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Energy conservation is a hot topic these days; introduce your kids to the Smart Grid solution through a video clip and several interactive online tools. They discuss areas of household energy consumption, examining a pie chart...
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Let's Get Connected!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A great lesson introduces your youngsters to electricity. They use internet links, streaming video, and engage in hands-on activities to understand what electricity is and how it works. They build a circuit board, and construct a variety...
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Conserving Electric Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Another fantastic lesson 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...
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Electrical Circuits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wow! Here is a coherent and cleverly designed tool for teaching physical scientists about electric circuits. Animations help learners to visualize what is happening within the parts of a circuit. Components are displayed to teach them...
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Electric Circuits

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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Motion, Forces, Energy and Electricity

For Teachers K - 8th
What a wonderful way to explore motion and forces! Learners design a catapult, after watching a video and discussing types of catapults. This is a comprehensive and complete lesson with links to supplementary resources.
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Jeopardy: Science

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Need a science activity for a rainy day? This Jeopardy game is a perfect way to keep students entertained while they are stuck inside for recess. The five categories are: Things that Grow, Animals, Geology, Weather, and It's Electric....
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Comparing Light Bulbs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
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...
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Insulators and Conductors

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
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,...
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Cambridge Ideas - How Many Lightbulbs?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans have become addicted to fossil fuels. From pumping oil into our cars, to burning natural gas to heat our water, or using coal to create electricity that lights our homes, we are constantly relying on these nonrenewable resources....
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How to Build a Simple Electric Motor, plus How it Works

For Teachers 9th - 12th
See how to build a simple motor with just seven materials. The process is sped up so you may want to watch and write out directions before showing your class. The explanation for why it works is then given. A few questions are shown at...
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Powering Up Electricity

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Need help explaining electricity? Use this video to introduce how an electrical circuit works. It has great narration, graphics, and demonstrations.
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Microcurrent Specialist

For Teachers 4th - 12th
What is microcurrent specialist? This clip will show students that a microcurrent specialist uses electricity to stimulate nerves and bones to alleviate pain. Wow! Ms. Kahn explains how each of her tools works and what they do.