Franklin's Lab

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Get energized! Circuitry scholars follow the path of energy from its beginnings as a fossil fuel all the way to bulbs and batteries using an interesting interactive. Groups or individuals help Ben Franklin discover how to convert and store energy without using a kite and key.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have circuit kits on hand for learners to examine the circuit components in the interactive
  • Ask groups to brainstorm other fossil fuels people create like they do coal and oil
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be somewhat familiar with fossil fuels and circuit diagrams before beginning the activity
Pros

  • The interactive accomodates up to four students at a time
  • Hands-on activities are fun and engaging
Cons

  • There are a few spelling errors throughout the interactive