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Battery Basics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In a series of activities, high schoolers research and compare batteries of different chemistries (such as nickel-cadmium), measure current and voltage, and use multimeters and math to compute their capacities. In the end, they try to...
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Electrochemistry Test Review

For Students 9th - 12th
This review sheet will be very useful to test your pupils' understanding of battery structure and redox reactions.  The questions ask for equations to be balanced and for the traditional equipment setups to be drawn and labeled.  The...
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Battery fun

For Students 4th - 5th
Conduct an experiment with batteries to make a simple circuit. Fifth graders read the provided information, consider the two circuits, and determine which one is complete. An electrically charged experiment suggestion is included. Tip:...
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Electricity And Magnetism

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners explore the relationship between magnetism and electricity byby explaining how the model motor operates. They observe the the spinning of a coil of copper wire that is part of a circuit.
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Electricity

For Teachers 4th
Focusing on what electricity is and where it comes from, the information here is accessible to young scientists.  The basics of how electricity is made and its uses as a power supply are given with clear illustrations. Some examples and...
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Applied Science - Physics Lab

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate electricity. In this Physics lesson, students experiment with insulators and conductors of electricity. Students use batteries as the energy source for the experiment.
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Telegraph System

For Students 10th - 12th
In this telegraph system worksheet, students design a telegraph station and answer 4 questions about the voltage, the resistor values and various modifications made to their design.
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Circuit Boards

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore circuits.  In this electricity science lesson, students build a circuit board after viewing a related PowerPoint presentation. Detailed instructions are included.
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Interactive Notes-"Electricity"

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars explore electricity.  For this interactive electricity lesson, students create static electricity with balloons, observe the rate at which ice melts to identify conductors and insulators, and create a static charge. ...
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Circuits and Electromagnets- A Total Inquiry Investigation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate how electromagnets work.  In this circuits and electromagnets lesson, students complete a series of four challenges using electricity and magnetism.
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Rechargeable Ni-Cd Batteries

For Students 8th - 10th
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Crossword: Batteries

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science crossword puzzle, students fill in 12 answers to science clues. All pertain to batteries and circuits, and assume prior knowledge, as there is no word bank.
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Get a Job.....Build a Battery!

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars design and construct a battery (electrochemical cell). They works in a team to design and construct a working battery and is responsible for a labeled diagram of its operation. This engaging lesson plan stimulate their...
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Flashlights and Batteries

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine how batteries work, how they provide power to the simple circuit within the battery, and how the switch controls the flow of electrons; students then disassemble a flashlight, and draw a schematic of a flashlight's...
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Batteries

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
What are batteries? That is the question to be answered by this slide show. Battery facts, types, and uses are covered, but not in detail. The presentation concludes with a fill-in-the-blank paragraph about the flashlight, also known in...
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Making a Battery and Energy Transformation

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders determine what makes a battery work. In this battery lesson, 7th graders brainstorm ideas about how they think batteries provide energy. They perform an experiment in which they work as a team to assemble a battery. They...
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this fruit worksheet, students read about fruit and then follow directions on how to make batteries out of fruit. Students also answer 10 questions while doing this.
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Describing the Motion of a Battery Powered Cars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore distance a toy car travels by changing the amount of batteries used to power the toy car.  In this force and motion lesson, students calculate the average speed of a car while investigating the power from various...
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Series Circuit

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this series circuit worksheet, learners observe what happens when they make a simple circuit light more than one light bulb. Students follow 3 directions and answer 3 questions.
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Signaling

For Students 4th - 6th
In this signaling learning exercise, students follow directions to make a circuit involving batteries, light bulbs, wires and more. Students then try to make morse code signals with their circuit.
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Lightning Rod

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this lightning rod learning exercise, students make a lightning rod out of batteries, breadboard, light bulbs, wires, and more. Students also answer 2 questions.
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Parallel circuit

For Students 4th - 6th
In this parallel circuit worksheet, students use batteries, a breadboard, light bulbs and more to make a parallel circuit and answer short answer questions. Students answer 2 questions.
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Resistance

For Students 4th - 8th
In this resistance activity, students use batteries, a breadboard, washers and more to make a parallel circuit and create resistance. Students then answer 7 questions.
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Changing Circuits

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars study how bulbs work by studying a series circuit and its components. In this electricity study instructional activity, students complete a SmartBoard online activity to study a bulb light in an electrical circuit. Young...