Lesson Plan

What is Electricity and How Do We Use It?

Use some electrifying lessons to learn about electricity. Future scientists discover the history of electricity and the basics of electric circuits. They learn how to read an electricity bill and then create circuits to power a fan, light bulb, or speaker.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with an English teacher to introduce the informational texts and readings
Classroom Considerations
  • Part two of seven in the A Community Powered by Renewable Energy unit
  • Resource assumes access to Snap Circuit kits but can be substituted with other materials
  • Includes links to presentations and videos
  • Provides student note sheets and handouts
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