Fifth graders examine the importance of electricity to their everyday lives, practice plotting and interpreting data on a bar graph, and reflect in their journals about how their lives would change without electricity.
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Get Connected with Ohm's Law
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this lesson gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners may even plot data...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Getting Current: Generating Electricity Using a Magnet
Give your class a magnetic charge with this creative experiment designed to teach emerging scientists about electromagnetism. Pupils construct a model that demonstrates the function of an electrical generator and test this creation in a...
5th - 8th Science
Conserving Electric Energy
Another fantastic instructional activity 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...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Study Jams! Current Electricity & Electric Circuits
Set to upbeat instrumental background music, eight slides present pictures of electrical wires, batteries, and appliances, Each slide is accompanied by a few sentences that introduce viewers to concepts related to current electricity....
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review John Travoltage
Did you get to play with electric currents or were you grounded? An electrifying simulation shows how building up a charge of electricity creates a static shock once grounded. Pupils rub John's foot across the carpet and view the buildup...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable