Lesson Plan

# Electricity (Simulating circuits)

Foundations on electricity- Circuits (series and parallel)
Tony D.
Classroom teacher
UWCSEA
Singapore, Singapore
My Subjects Science
Objectives
• Describe what is needed to make a current flow [cell/power supply (source), a conductor (e.g. wire) and the circuit needs to be complete
• Describe electric current as the flow of charged particles, past a given point measured in amps using an ammeter.
• Apply the fact that the current at every point in a series circuit is the same
• Describe the effect of changing the number of cells and bulbs on the current in a series circuit
• Describe resistance as how easy it is for current to flow through something
• Describe differences in electrical conductivity in different materials.
• Draw and interpret series and parallel circuit diagrams containing sources, switches, lamps and ammeters
• Compare the behaviour of parallel and series circuits. Include: changing #of bulbs, #of cells/current, breaking the circuit.

Subjects
Science

#### 1 Pre-Assess Knowledge

Socrative
Free, Paid
• Create a quiz about electricity with some specific questions addressing vocabulary such as electricity, components, source, energy, parts of the circuit, series and parallel, fuse, resistance...
• Share Quiz: SOC-3460633
• Run the quiz and analyze the results to see the parts the students are familiar and the ones you need to reinforce the content through the unit
Student Instructions
• Join the room number and complete the quiz

#### 2 Learn

Free, Paid
Keynote
\$9.99
• Presentation about the different concepts of the unit
• Some clip videos and questions related to them
Student Instructions
• Students complete some worksheets after the presentation

#### 3 Hook

Kahoot!
Free, Paid
• Run any of the quizzes available on Electrical Circuits (different levels of difficulty)
• Brainpop animations + activities available (Electricity and Electrical Circuits)
Student Instructions