Getting To Know Electricity

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Video: Getting To Know Electricity

Learn about electricity when Ben Franklin leaps out of the pages of a student's science textbook to help him with his homework. Using the latest computer graphics and experiments, Ben explains concepts such as lightning, static electricity, and simple, series, and parallel circuits. Discover the relationship between electricity and magnetism and learn that a variety of energy sources can produce electricity.

Student Application

Using the latest computer graphics and experiments, you'll experience the concepts of lightning, static electricity, and circuits.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will learn that electricity is a form of energy that can give us light and heat. Electricity can also produce a force that makes objects move.
  2. Students will understand that electricity exists in nature. Lightning, for example, is a form of electricity.
  3. Students will learn that electricity flows from...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Anticipatory Set: Give the class 3 minutes to write as many ways they use electricity as they can. List the results on the board.

      i) Access student's prior knowledge to motivate them.
      ii) Accessing also helps them to focus on important info...

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