This lesson plan and project instructions are perfect for middle-grade learners who are studying electricity. Discover how to make a circuit work by assembling a quiz game board using aluminum foil, tape, wires, paper clips, a D battery, and a tiny light bulb. Then, challenge friends to solve your problems and see if they can match the correct items - thus activating the light.
Science - OH.4.PS.3 - Electric circuits require a complete loop of conducting materials through which an electrical energy can be transferred.
Science - OH.4.PS.4 Electrical energy in circuits can be transformed to other forms of energy, including light, heat, sound and motion.
CCSS.W.4.4 – Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
4-page lesson plan (Including ideas for differentiation and a complete materials list)
3 Student Handouts (Planning Sheet, Directions with pictures, Reflection Sheet)
I utilize the reflection sheet as one form of assessment. This is a great project-based learning activity and fun to share with families at parent/teacher conferences or science fairs.