1.) Students will look at a variety of household items that produce heat, light, and sound
2.) Short discussion on what electricity is and how it works
3.) Examine the differences between conductors and insulators
4.) Discover the flow of electricity through a parallel and series circuit
5.) Identify how electric current can create a magnetic field using an electro-magnet
6.) Demonstrate how electric current can create a light source
• Identify materials as conductors or insulators
• Trace the flow of electricity through a parallel and series circuit
• Discover how electrical current can create a magnetic field or source of light
NS.K-4.2 Physical Science
As a result of the activities in grade K-4, all students should develop an understanding of
• Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism
3.PS.3: Heat, electrical energy, light, sound, and magnetic energy are forms of energy.
4.PS.2: Energy can be transferred from one location to another or can be transformed from one form to another.