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Electricity {Aligns with NGSS 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2 and 4-PS3-3} {science}

Electricity {Aligns with NGSS 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2 and 4-PS3-3} {science}
Electricity {Aligns with NGSS 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2 and 4-PS3-3} {science}
Electricity {Aligns with NGSS 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2 and 4-PS3-3} {science}
Electricity {Aligns with NGSS 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2 and 4-PS3-3} {science}
Electricity {Aligns with NGSS 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2 and 4-PS3-3} {science}
Electricity {Aligns with NGSS 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2 and 4-PS3-3} {science}
Electricity {Aligns with NGSS 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2 and 4-PS3-3} {science}
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Please make sure you always have the most recent version of my products, I update my products all the time! I am a science teacher who is still in the classroom and every time I use one of my lesson plans, I think of new things to add! Please make sure you always have my latest version. Here’s how:
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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) addressed in this packet:

Grade 4: ENERGY

Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

4-PS3-3: Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

Have your students build electrical circuits! Use this packet to teach the basics of electricity. I highly recommended that you order some basic circuit kits for your kids to experiment with. I use 8 kits for my 16 students; each group builds a circuit.

I’ve provided instructions on how to make “Squishy Circuits” with your students! Squishy Circuits uses a conductive dough that students create shapes with. They then use the shapes to build circuits! My students love using Squishy Circuit dough!! It is such a fun way to show how current runs through conductors. It is very easy to show how a short circuit works using the dough (photos of my students’ circuits provided)

This packet includes:

-Ben Franklin’s kite experiment explanation – 5 slides to show your students
-Cool electricity facts – 4 slides to show your students
-student worksheets explaining the basics of an atom, electrons, static electricity: Electrical Safety, Atoms, Opposites Attract, Static Electricity –hat and balloon explanation, Door Shock

Static electricity experiment worksheet – materials needed: balloon, glitter, pompoms, pepper, rice, oregano, pingpong ball, styrofoam ball, aluminum soda can. Predict and experiment – which objects will a charged balloon attract?

-student worksheets explaining lightning, electric current, open and closed circuits, conductors and insulators

-Squishy Circuits Conductive Dough: how to make the dough (materials: salt, flour, cream of tartar, vegetable oil), photo provided, you can purchase individual electrical components at an electrical supply store or purchase the Squishy Circuit kit on- line. The kit includes LED lights and a battery pack with wires. If you do not purchase the kit, any battery pack, wires, bulb electrical kit will work. The current flows through the conductive dough!

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Please note: these units are for the use of one educator.
If you would like to share my lesson plans with a co-worker, your team, your school, or your district, please purchase multiple licenses which are offered at half price.
When you click “add to cart”, please also click on “ buy licenses to share” and then enter the quantity of half-price licenses. Thank you so much!!
Sue from Science for Kids :)

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