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Electric Circuits

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Experiment with electric circuits and conductivity. Young scientists will model and discuss how an electric circuit works. First they will draw a model of the flow of electrons and then build an actual circuit. Finally, they will explain...
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Electrical Circuits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wow! Here is a coherent and cleverly designed tool for teaching physical scientists about electric circuits. Animations help learners to visualize what is happening within the parts of a circuit. Components are displayed to teach them...
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X-Circuit Fitness

For Students 5th - 8th
Get the class fit and have them participate in x-circuit fitness with six stations. Groups move from station to station in the correct directional path in two minutes completing each desired activity. Choose activities that are...
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Circuits and the Flow of Electricity Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
I think I lost an electron. Are you sure? Yes, I'm positive! Starting with a hands-on demonstration and problem solving activity, young scientists define vocabulary related to circuitry and currents. Then they build their own circuits...
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Circuit Diagrams: Switching Circuits

For Students 4th - 6th
Use a lab sheet on circuit diagrams in your electricity unit. Fifth graders draw two series circuits with diagrams, based on two examples. A science experiment prompts learners to use 3x5 cards to illustrate the way a series circuit works.
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Signal Circuit

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is electricity really as easy as flipping a switch? An enlightening simulation shows a simple light switch circuit with electrons flowing through the wires. Scholars observe the charges to determine if the light turns on immediately or...
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Circuit Construction Kit (AC+DC)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can electricity flow through a paper clip? Pupils answer this question by creating circuits of their own. They can manipulate a number of parts — number of wires, resistors, batteries, light bulbs, switches, items from a grab bag such as...
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Electric Avenue: Parallel and Series Circuits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can you infer the wiring diagram of a series of lights based on their behavior alone? Scholars work with multiple boxes of four lights. They must flip the switch and decide how the lights are wired. By applying their knowledge of...
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Circuits

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Don't know how to make the initial connection on electric circuits? This activity provides the background to present the introductory vocabulary to learning about electric circuits. It is organized in a meaningful progression with an...
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Circuit Analysis: Crash Course Physics #30

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Teach the ins and outs of parallel and series circuits. Using Christmas lights as a reference, the video instructor analyzes both parallel and series circuits. She models calculations of both current and voltage to finish the 30th...
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Electric Circuits

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Teaching about circuits can be as easy as flipping a switch! Science scholars explore the world of electricity using a fun interactive. The resource uses drag-and-drop images to promote an understanding of circuit components, types of...
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Get Connected with Ohm's Law

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this lesson plan gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners may even plot...
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Statistical Analysis of Flexible Circuits

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Scholars connect statistical analysis with flexible electric circuits. They first learn about flexible circuits and their applications through a PowerPoint presentation and then consider how the fabrication process for these circuits...
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Electrical Circuits

For Teachers 8th - 10th
By following this PowerPoint, your class will gain many of the details needed to build correct and safe circuits.  The details in this clear set of slides are concise and are given in a logical sequence. The many examples will assist in...
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Circuits Lab: Lightbulbs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Electrons flow from negative to positive, but the general consensus is that current flows from positive to negative. Scholars explore current through construction of circuits in both series and parallel. The focus is on voltage,...
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Electricity and Circuits

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A sleepy-sounding narrator explains how batteries and circuits work. Simple computer animations display the movement of electrons through parallel and series circuits. Since the narrator speaks slowly and clearly, and the animations are...
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Electrical Circuits

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars compare series and parallel circuits. For this electricity and circuits lesson, students roleplay as a "wire" passing an energy ball to demonstrate how a series circuit works and how the circuit can be broken. Young...
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Types of Circuits and Ohm's Law

For Students 9th - 12th
In this circuits an Ohm's Law worksheet, students read about the differences between series and parallel circuits. They are given Ohm's Law and the definitions of current, voltage and resistance. Students match variables with their...
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Series and Parallel Circuits

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Students demonstrate simple circuits and find the differences between parallel and serial circuits.  In this electronic lesson plan students work in teams to test different designs using a low voltage light bulb. 
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Electric Circuits

For Students 9th - 12th
In this electric circuits worksheet, students review Ohm's law, the two types of electric circuits, and how electrical power is measured. This worksheet has 15 fill in the blank questions.
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Types of Circuits and Ohm's Law

For Students 9th - 12th
In this circuits instructional activity, students compare and contrast series and parallel circuits. Students learn about Ohm's Law and define current, voltage, and resistance. This instructional activity has 6 matching, 18 fill in the...
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Simple Circuits

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate simple circuits and identify when a circuit is considered opened or closed. In small groups, they experiment with wires, batteries, and light bulbs to identify how to light the bulb. Students also experiment...
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Two Button Buzzer Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Learners explore circuit structure, draw a schematic for it, and construct a two button buzzer model out of wires, a battery, buttons (switches), and a buzzer.
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Series Circuits: ∆V=I•R Calculations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Better than some television series, parallel series circuits provide practice for calculations. Scholars work through a series of problems, each progressively more difficult. They apply knowledge of voltage calculations, resistors, and...

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