Physics

Electricity

Electrical Circuit with light bulb

Each of uses electricity on an everyday basis. We light our homes, cook our food, watch television, and work on our computers. Electricity runs the batteries that run our cars and our flashlights. But where does it come from and how does it work?

As a quick exercise, walk around the room that you are in and write down all of the things that use electricity in that room. Maybe take it a step further and do this same exercise around your home. Where you suprised of the number of items in your results?

The Lessons

This unit provides you with lessons at both the elementary and high school level that will allow your students to investigate electricty and how it works.

Image: California Energy Commission www.energyquest.ca.gov