These stations will keep your students MOVING! I've used stations in my classroom weekly. For every unit we cover, I have designed a set of stations for my students to explore! Designed to fit in one class period, your students will build on what they have been taught in the classroom concerning Electricity. This is a great way to reinforce material in your Science classroom. You can use these activities as stations or simply use them as labs or activities to enhance what you already have planned in the classroom.
This set of stations includes:
- Warm-up: Start the class period off with an introduction to Michael Faraday, "the Father of Electricity"
- Seven Stations:
- The Law of Electrical Charges: different activities that demonstrate this law. Terms include: proton, electron, neutron, static electricity, electrical field, positive and negative charges
- Measuring Electricity: observing lamps with lightbulbs of different wattages; calculating the cost of running a lamp for 24 hours. Terms include: watts, kilowatt, kilowatt-hour
- AC/DC Currents: simulating AC/DC currents and demonstrating the difference. Terms include: AC (alternating current), DC (direct current) current, electrical current, energy source, load.
- Insulators and Conductors: using a series circuit, students experiment the conductivity of different materials. Terms include: series circuit, insulator, conductor, switch.
- Types of Circuits: students determine the difference between a series circuit and a parallel circuit; students learn how to draw a schematic diagram of a circuit. Terms include: series circuit, parallel circuit, schematic diagram.
- Manipulating Circuits: students experiment with a series circuit and a parallel circuit; students observe how the circuits work and make conclusions from their observations. Terms include: series circuit, parallel circuit, current.
- Making a Circuit: students used materials provided to make a series circuit and a parallel circuit using a schematic diagram as a guide. Terms include: wire, switch, bulb, cell/battery, series circuit parallel circuit.
- Portable Student Workbook students can carry from station to station.
- Answer Key
- Materials List
- Comprehensive To-Do List
- Teacher Tips and Notes
These stations are just as beautiful and professional as the other Focus Learning Science Stations. Beautiful photographs, professional diagrams, and personal photograph diagrams illustrate the stations.
Print out the stations, gather materials, and get your students started on a fun and educational day in Science!
If you are looking for more stations to share with your students, check out the links below!
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