This hands on project aligns with the Alberta Program of Studies for the Electricity Units. It asks students to apply or develop their understandings of electricity, circuits, switches and circuit diagrams when creating a working burglar alarm for the classroom! Our students created their alarms to protect the prize cupboard and all their treats!
This purchase includes the student information sheet, rubric, and student assessment rubric used for the assignment in a Microsoft Word Document. It was originally developed for use in a Google Classroom:
- Post the assignment expectations for student review before and during the assignment.
- Post a separate assignment including an assessment with a copy for all students. You can do your assessment and comments directly on this document for students to see and share with their parents. It worked great when we had a limited printing budget!
Outcomes this project addresses (adapted to student friendly language):
- I demonstrated safety when making my circuit. (5.5)
- I demonstrated an understanding of controlling a device with a circuit. (5.6)
- I designed a circuit that operated a device. (5.6.2)
- My circuit is controlled by a switch. (5.6.3)
- I designed and built a working burglar alarm. (5.6.6)
- My circuit meets task requirements (5.6.9)
- Alligator wires
- Insulated wire
- Electrical tape
- Small tinfoil pieces
- Brass Brads
- Paper clips
- Light bulbs and Holders
- D Cell batteries and Holders
This purchase gives the buyer a license for one item to be used in their classroom and by the purchaser only. Please direct other interested educators to the shop! Thank you!