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Students learn about current electricity with hands-on activities! In addition to building simple, series, and parallel circuits, they explore electrical insulators, conductors, and resistors. This unit includes lesson plans, lab sheets, review, assessment, extensions, and video links.
Basic Concepts Explored:
- Current electricity travels in a circuit.
- Parts include an energy source, load, conductors, and a switch.
- Closed allow electrons to flow; open do not.
- Metals are good conductors.
- Resistors limit the flow of electrons. Therefore, electrical energy is converted to light and heat.
- Series circuits have only one path; therefore, when one load (bulb) is removed, others go out too. Parallel have two paths; therefore, when one load is removed, others stay on.
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