Electrical Circuits Unit with Hands-on Current Electricity Activities

Electrical Circuits Unit with Hands-on Current Electricity Activities
Electrical Circuits Unit with Hands-on Current Electricity Activities
Electrical Circuits Unit with Hands-on Current Electricity Activities
Electrical Circuits Unit with Hands-on Current Electricity Activities
Electrical Circuits Unit with Hands-on Current Electricity Activities
Electrical Circuits Unit with Hands-on Current Electricity Activities
Electrical Circuits Unit with Hands-on Current Electricity Activities
Electrical Circuits Unit with Hands-on Current Electricity Activities
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NGSS4-PS3-2
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Electrify science instruction with hands-on activities! Students learn about electricity by building circuits. 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, electrical 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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Enjoy teaching!

Brenda Kovich

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NGSS4-PS3-2
Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of energy.
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48 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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