Lesson Plan

Let it Shine

Students create a complete electrical circuit that will light up a bulb.
Miatta Lamboi L.
Classroom teacher
Frank Guzick Elementary School
Dallas, TX
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My Grades 5
My Subjects Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to make a complete electrical circuit that lights up a bulb.

Grades 5
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1 Hook

  • students discover different aspects of electricity and circuits as they explore parts that can be put together to make a circuit.
  • Allow students free exploration with the items. 


2 Model And Direct Teach

  • Ask students question - What is needed to create a complete circuit and and make a bulb light up?
  • Guide them to answer what each item does - battery, wires, and switch.
  • Show them a movie clip from Brainpop that explains how a complete circuit is made.

3 Explore

Activity: Exploring

Students connect all components so that the bulb will light up.

4 Demonstration of Learning

Activity: Assessing

students draw a complete circuit, label the parts and draw arrows showing how electricity travel in a circuit