Electric Circuits – Current, Voltage, and Resistance Lesson

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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  1. Electricity and Magnetism Unit. This unit includes a full lesson set for complete coverage of Electricity, Circuit, Magnetic Fields, Motors and Generators, and Electrical Safety along with associated activities. You'll also find a full, day-by-day breakdown of how I teach this unit in my own classro
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This 33-slide lesson on electricity begins with an overview of series and parallel circuits as well as their components and symbols. It then goes into Kirchhoff’s and Ohm's Laws as well as how to utilize them to solve different circuit diagrams. There are 4 worksheets that go along with this lesson as well as an presentation devoted competely to practice questions. This presentation comes with a YouTube link that contains the fully-worked answers.

This lesson package includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the presentation), an auto-graded Exit Ticket, many examples questions, and a student lesson handout as a document. The presentation is fun and applicable with many opportunities for inquiry-based learning and discussion.

If you're looking for a more simplified circuits lesson for upper elementary and middle school grades, please CLICK HERE.

In order, the lesson covers:

1. Circuits

- Series and Parallel

- Circuit Symbols

2. Kirchhoff’s laws

3. Ohm’s Law

4. Solving Circuit Diagrams

Google and Distance Learning Ready

  • This lesson includes both Office and Google formats for ALL resources. The presentation is in PowerPoint and Google Slides while all documents contain Word and Google Doc versions.
  • Your resource is perfect for distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom as I've included a link that will automatically create a copy of the resources and put them directly into your Google Drive with one click.
  • Purchase --> Open --> Click --> Assign to your students

Having both options allows you to use either without worrying about formatting issues as all the work has already been done for you. It safeguards you in case your department or school decides to go Google 100% and allows you as well as your students to access everything no matter where you are or what kind of equipment is being used.

Included in the lesson package is:

  • Google and Office versions of each resource
  • The teacher version of the presentation
  • The student version of the presentation
  • Auto-graded Exit Ticket
  • 4 Worksheets
  • An additional question presentation with fully-worked answers via YouTube
  • Student lesson handout

The student version of the presentation contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

This lesson along with the following can be found within my Electricity and Magnetism Unit.

Each lesson above, along with other activities, can be found within my Electricity and Magnetism Unit at a substantial discount. Click here to have a look.


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Teaching Duration
3 days
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