Physics

Introduction to Electricity and Energy

Lesson Plan

Grade Level

Elementary

State Standards:

Essential Question:

Lesson Question:

Introduction:

Let's watch a video that will help you understand.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/AbUjieMLFSo

Task:

Electricity alone will not turn on the lights or the TV. In order to work, we need to create an electrical circuit.The electricity needs to travel through a wire in a close circuit to turn on a light bulb. Let's practice using this activity site.

You will need to put together batteries, wires and bulbs and create a close circuit. There are many possibilities. Your task is to turn the light bulb on. You may work with a partner or alone.

Lesson Experiences:

Circuit Construction Kit (AC+DC), Virtual Lab

Now that you have practiced making different electrical circuits, you are going to become an electrician and do the asked changes within these electric circuits:

BBC: Changing Circuits

Conclusion:

Let's review where electricity comes from.
http://prezi.com/vxffrtlcgnlx/electric-circuits/

Assessments:

Now that you have learned about electricity and experimented with electric circuits, lets make a Glogster of what you have learned. You can work alone or with a partner in this project. You will be presenting your Glogster to the class.
Check out this Glogster before you do yours:

This rubric is a tool to guide you through the process of a Glogster presentation.
It is a process. You might start at level 1 and develop each area until you reach level 3.

Resources:

Videos
1 . Electricity Video Link:

2 . Energy Video: schoolhouse rock energy

Vocabulary
Physics Alphabet (Energy)
F is for fuse
G is for generator
H is for heat energy
I is for insulator
J is for joule
K is for kilowatts
L is for lightning
M is for magnet
N is for nuclear
O is for ohm
P is for power, paralell
Q is for quantum
R is for resistor
S is for series
T is for tranformer
U is for utility bill
V is for voltage
W is for watts
X is for X-ray
Y is for yellow light (traffic lights)
Z is for Zone

 

Stage 1 Activities:
1. Electric Circuits

2. Electricity Symbols and concepts

3. Practice with new vocabulary

4. Sample: Glogster on electricity for first graders

5. Prezi - adelaine cahill on 07 August 2011
An introduction to electricity and energy to first graders

6.http://prezi.com/xlw3s-qlcz4z/electricity-and-electric-circuits/

7.Blobz Guide to Electrical Circuits

Interactive Site for Conductors and Insulators
BBC: Changing Circuits
BBC: Circuit Builder
BBC: Conductors and Insulators

Videos to Use for Electrical Circuits:
Brainpop Videos about Electrical Circuits

Videos from Emedia:
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Electricity
United Learning: Current Electricity (There is a video quiz after the video.)
Magic School Bus: Gets Charged
Magic School Bus: Gets Energized

Electricity Wordle
Vocabulary words to use for Wordles:
battery, complete circuit, incomplete circuit, current, conductor, insulator, pathway, power source, switch, load, light bulb, wires, electricity, circuit, current electricity, Thomas Edison