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ERIC Number: EJ1020450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Learning the Ropes with Electricity
Carrier, Sarah; Rex, Ted
Science and Children, v50 n7 p36-39 Mar 2013
This article presents a lesson plan that uses materials such as rope, drinking water, and straws in a classroom activity to teach elementary students about electrical circuits in a "hands on/minds on" fashion. Students first experiment with bulbs, wires, and switches, then they do an activity with simulating electricity through a circuit with a rope, and finally use straws and water to simulate circuits. These activities help students learn about models and images in science and address the crosscutting of energy and matter: flows, cycles, and conservation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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