These hands-on activities are designed to enhance your electricity unit and give students experience with the scientific method and with designing experiments and finding answers on their own. They are not designed to be the complete unit. These activities are designed to be completed in groups.
Each Activity Includes:
Teacher Lesson Plan Sheet with objectives, materials needed, and directions
Information Sheet-can be used as notes or to guide the teacher in discussions
Student sheet to complete during the experiment
Conductors, Resistors, and Insulators (experiment)
Open and Closed Circuits (experiment)
Series and Parallel Circuits (experiment)
Historical Contributions (research project)
Static Electricity (Scientific method, experiment)
Designing an Electromagnet Experiment (Scientific method, experiment)
Bonus Materials—these are specific for Virginia Standards of Learning 4.3 and include information not covered in this packet.
Covers: electricity, types of energy, magnets, static electricity, electromagnets, historical contributions
Electricity Review Quiz Game—Needs the Internet to play
Electricity Unit Test—35 points with multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, diagraming, and short answer. Includes answer key.
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List of materials needed to complete the experiments
Examples of the activities
Sample test questions