Published on July 20, 2014
An Electrifying Experience: Electricity on an Island: Created by: Colt Harper , Amanda Herndon, Mackenzie Hull An Electrifying Experience: Electricity on an Island Overview of Standards: Overview of Standards Standard - S5P3 - Students will investigate the electricity, magnetism, and their relationship. a. Investigate static electricity. b. Determine the necessary components for completing an electric circuit. c. Investigate common materials to determine if they are insulators or conductors of electricity. d. Compare a bar magnet to an electromagnet. Learn about your task: Click the picture for your 7E’s task. Learn about your task Static Electricity: Watch a brainpop video on electric circuits. Static Electricity Learn more about static electricity by clicking the picture above. Static Electricity Activity: After watching the two videos, explore how to create static electricity with a balloon and a piece of wool. Next explore with the materials in the bag and with the two balloons to determine which items create static electricity by testing if the balloon will stick to the wall. Static Electricity Activity Items: wool, plastic. metal washer, aluminum foil, can, rubber band, and eraser Conductors: Conductors A conductor is an object that will allow electricity to flow. Example Aluminum Can Click above to learn more about conductors and insulators. Insulators: Insulators An insulator is an object that does not allow electricity to flow through it. Examples: Click above to learn more about conductors and insulators. Plastic Ducks Conductors and Insulators: Click the picture to sort items into conductors or insulators Conductors and Insulators Conductors and Insulators Experiment: Using the simple circuit, test and identify if the objects in the bag are allowing the electricity to flow or not. Items: wool, plastic. metal washer, aluminum foil, can, rubber band, and eraser. Conductors and Insulators Experiment Create a T-Chart in our science journal and explain why some objects are conductors or insulators. Electromagnets: Click on the pictures to learn more about electromagnets: Electromagnets Play an electricity game: Before you make your own circuits, click this picture to play a game. It will help you think about making circuits, and you can quiz yourself at the end! Play an electricity game Bill Nye, The Science Guy: Click on the picture to learn more about electricity: Bill Nye, The Science Guy Jeopardy Review: Jeopardy Review Rubric: Rubric 3 2 1 Participation/ Worked Collaboratively The student participated with their group all the time. The student participated with their group some the time. The student did not participate with their group. Understanding The student answered 3 review questions. The student answered 1-2 review questions. The student did not answer any review questions. Utilization of Research The student used various resources to help in the research process. The student used one resrouce to help in the research process. The student did not utilize research. Representation and Communication of Learning The student represented learning and communicated with group members to clearly demonstrate learning. The student did not fully represent or communicate learning. The student did not represent or communicate learning.