Heat and Electrical Resistance

Young scholars discover electrical resistance and how it is directly related to thermal energy through a hands-on activity. Working in groups, they wrap a wire around a thermometer and the positive and negative poles of a D cell battery and record the rise in temperature once the circuit is complete. They test three different diameters of electrical wire and graph their results.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
1996