Use this lesson plan and class activity to explore how much electricity your students use on a typical day. Compare different appliances and find out how many kilowatts each consumes. Convert watts to kilowatts and compare numbers in decimal form. Add decimals together to find the total amount of electricity a student uses each day. Extra helps are available for students who may need step by step instructions.
4-page Lesson Plan
3 Student Handouts (How Much Electricity Do I Use Worksheet, Comparing Appliances and Comparing to Peers, Comparing Decimals Support Worksheet)
3 Visual Aid Printouts for Comparing Appliances
This lesson plan and project instructions are perfect for middle-grade learners who are studying electricity. Discover how to make a circuit work by assembling a quiz game board using aluminum foil, tape, wires, paper clips, a D battery, and a tiny light bulb. Then, challenge friends to solve your problems and see if they can match the correct items - thus activating the light.
4-page lesson plan (Including ideas for differentiation and a complete materials list)
3 Student Handouts (Planning Sheet, Directions with pictures, Reflection Sheet)
I utilize the reflection sheet as one form of assessment. This is a great project-based learning activity and fun to share with families at parent/teacher conferences or science fairs.
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