How a Circuit Works
Students explore the differences between parallel and series circuits by designing and constructing several different circuits. In small groups, they use miniature light bulbs, wires, and nine-volt batteries to build the circuits they design.
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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
Circuits and the Flow of Electricity Lesson Plan
I think I lost an electron. Are you sure? Yes, I'm positive! Starting with a hands-on demonstration and problem solving activity, young scientists define vocabulary related to circuitry and currents. Then they build their own circuits...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed
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Your class won't be able to resist this lesson on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical engineers construct...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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Electrons flow from negative to positive, but the general consensus is that current flows from positive to negative. Scholars explore current through construction of circuits in both series and parallel. The focus is on voltage,...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable