Overview

Electricity is a form of energy. Current electricity can be generated and transmitted through pathways. Some materials are capable of carrying electricity more effectively than other materials. Static electricity is a result of objects being electrically charged. Without touching them, materials that are electrically charged may either push or pull other charged materials.

Objectives

The students will understand features of static and current electricity by:
  • describing the behavior of static electricity in everyday occurrences.
  • Analyzing the behavior of current electricity.

Assignments to Complete

You are responsible for:
  • Participate in the project experiments and activities.
  • Complete all assignments given during class and as homework.
  • On a discussion page, tell what you learned about electricity.

Discussion assignment

  • Click on the Discussion Tab
  • Complete your assignment. Don't forget to type your name on the message.
  • Make a comment on another student's discussion topic.

Timeline

  • Introduction of Unit and First Activity: Monday
  • Rotate Second Activity: Tuesday
  • Rotate Third Activity: Thursday
  • Review Concepts Activity: Monday
  • Review and Test: Tuesday

Vocabulary students should know

battery, complete circuit, incomplete circuit, current, conductor, insulator, pathway, power source, static electricity, switch, load

Materials needed for this project

  • Science notebooks
  • Pencil boxes (colored pencils, scissors, etc.)