# Introduction to Physics Lesson III PowerPoint "Electric Circuits"

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This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards:
"STANDARD 5 - Matter and Energy
The teacher understands the nature and properties of energy in its various forms, and the processes by which energy is exchanged and/or transformed.
5A. understands the atomic and nuclear structure of matter and the relationship to chemical and physical properties
5D. understands the characteristics and relationships among thermal, acoustical, radiant, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and nuclear energies
5I. demonstrates the ability to use instruments or to explain functions of the technologies used to study matter and energy.

PowerPoint lesson III in the "Electricity and Magnetism" Unit VI - introductory physics. This lesson identifies and describes series and parallel circuits; demonstrates how to calculate electric power and energy use, and discusses electrical safety devices and why they are important.

PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
A suggested class activity is included at the end of each lesson and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at kahoot.it is also included as a link in the last slide.
A separate student note guide is also available for this lesson.

*All PowerPoint lessons; review programs; student worksheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Introductory Physics Complete Unit VI Electricity and Magnetism" zip file folder.

Terms/concepts covered in this lesson include:

electric circuits
circuit diagrams
batteries
light bulbs
switches
wire
electrons
positive terminal
open switch
closed switch
closed circuit
flow charge
series circuit
parallel circuit
electric power
watts
P = I x V
electrical energy
E = P x t
kilowatt
kilowatt hours
electrical safety
fuses
circuit breakers
insulation
three-prong plug
grounding

Total Pages
24 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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