### Electricity

junior
electricity
World
global
intermediate
engineering
society
inventions
achievements
How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore our list of the top 20 achievements and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.
science
junior
problem solving
inquiry
circuits
lesson plan
Unit plan
design solutions
circuit pathways
There is a dual focus in this unit, inquiry and problem solving. Students should be encouraged to investigate which materials conduct electricity, and compare a variety of circuit pathways. From this, they should be able to design solutions to electrical problems by completing various circuit pathways.
science
junior
electricity
intermediate
Big Ideas
6-12
Outlines the big ideas in electricity and gives examples and explanations.
junior
electricity
lesson plan
parallel circuit
series circuit
series
conductors
insulators
Lesson plans and labs to teach series and parallel circuits.
junior
conductivity
electricity
lesson plan
conductors
insulators
simple circuit
lab
The student will identify conductors and insulators by using a simple circuit to test the conductivity of various materials.
junior
static electricity
definitions
electricity
Voltage
conductors
insulators
Grounding
Power Plant
current electricity
plugs
A website with helpful definitions for electricity including: What is it? Voltage Static vs. Current Conductors & Insulators Grounding Plant to Plug Glossary
junior
electricity
matter
atom
unit
lesson plan
Unit plan
resource
Students begin learning about electricity with an introduction to the most basic unit in ordinary matter, the atom. Once the components of an atom are addressed and understood, students move into the world of electricity.
science
junior
electricity
lesson plan
parallel circuit
series circuit
closed circuit
lab
basic circuits
open circuit
Students will be able to…. • know the difference between a closed circuit and an open circuit. • construct simple to more complicated series and parallel circuits • explain the difference between a series and parallel circuit. • use symbols to draw the different circuits they created.
junior
static electricity
atoms
electricity
lesson plan
lesson
In this lesson, students are asked to review websites to learn about the atom's basic structure and the positive and negative charges of its subparticles.
junior
static electricity
electricity
centres
lesson plan
static
stations
lesson idea
A static electricity lesson plan idea with centres
video
physics
electricity
matter
atom
molecule
static
electron
proton
Negative
Positive
Charge
neutron