Explore the amazing world of electricity. What things in your house are powered by electricity? Find out how magnets and electricity are related. Learn why static electricity makes a balloon stick to the wall. Figure out how to identify the parts of a circuit. See the difference between series and parallel circuits. Discover the contributions of Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin, and Michael Faraday.
Our lessons and cards were developed directly from the Virginia standards of learning curriculum framework, but most of the concepts and information are universal in nature and applicable to any state in the country.
Your purchase consists of one 59 page lesson and 60 flashcards in a single downloadable PDF file. The lesson is designed for viewing on a laptop/tablet or to be printed out. The flashcards are designed to be printed out and do not work as well when viewed on an electronic device. When printing flashcards, ensure you set your printer to your desired size cards, i.e. 5″x7″, 4″x6″. We recommend loading your printer with paper already cut to size for best results.
The lesson is designed for the parent, tutor, or teacher to guide the child through the material. There are many options on how to do this. You can take turns reading each slide and pointing out the pictures and diagrams. The child can read it aloud followed by questions by the adult. The adult can read the slides and ask the child to point out key parts of the slides that correspond to the key words and phrases. There are endless ways for you to link the visualizations to the concepts being taught. The lesson works best when paired with the flashcards which are designed to test your child's grasp of the lesson. Again, the ways to accomplish this are limited only by your imagination.
Our flashcards are not grouped in pairs like most flashcards. We use a three card system with a key word/concept on one card, a picture/diagram on another card, and the definition on the third card. There are numerous ways to use the cards to teach and test your child. You can lay them out one group at a time and read them together. You can lay out the key words and pictures together and have the child match the correct definition. You can mix them all up and have the child match them all. You are truly limited only by your imagination. The flashcards work best when paired with the corresponding lesson and are designed to test your child's grasp of the lesson.
VisualCurriculums lessons and flashcards are designed specifically for children with autism, however neurotypical children love using the lessons and flashcards as fun study guides!