Students explore and apply basic scientific principles related to electricity and electrical current. Students use magnets to generate an electric current, build simple electric circuits, and build series and parallel circuits. Students use a multimeter to measure current, resistance, and voltage. Equipment includes multimeters, wire cutters, and electrical components such as switches, resistors, breadboards, lamps, and LEDs.
Related TSA Event: Electrical Applications
Lesson 1: Intro to Electricity
Students are introduced to basic scientific concepts of static electricity and electrical circuits. Students test the conductivity of various materials. Students write a report related to the findings from their tests and a report on electrical technology related careers.
Lesson 2: Electricity and Magnetism
Students explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism. Students learn about permanent and temporary magnets, including electromagnets. They also construct their own electromagnet.
Lesson 3: Electrical Circuits
Students learn the basics of electrical circuitry. Students construct a circuit and measure resistance, current, and voltage within the circuit..
Lesson 4: Ohms Law.
Students construct electrical circuits with different electrical sources and loads and verify Ohmís law..
Lesson 5: Series and Parallel Circuits.
Students design, build, and test series and parallel circuits to meet specific goals and criteria. .
Lesson 6: Electronics.
Students explore basic electronic components. Students use a breadboard, and electronic components to build and test electronic circuits that meet given specifications.