Light – Just Right!

What does it mean to be resistant to electricity? Scholars answer the question in a six-part STEM instructional activity on electricity. They begin by assessing the conductivity of several different materials and progress to designing their own circuits that light a bulb with varying brightness.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a word wall of the important vocabulary in the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Discuss with classes the hazards of having liquids around electricity
  • Requires a specific set of materials including Ohmmeters for each group
Pros
  • Contains options to design the experiment to fit each class
  • Includes all pertinent background information necessary for completing the activity
Cons
  • None