Electricity: Will It Conduct?
Students build conductivity testers and investigate which solids and solutions conduct electricity. Working in groups, they predict which items will conduct electricity and record their answers on worksheets.
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Get Connected with Ohm's Law
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...
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