by Martin Sepkowski, Kaleiopuu

Modified by Martin Sepkowski, Kaleiopuu

Students will investigate the nature of electricity by finding out what a circuit is, currents of electricity, conductors, insulators, and finally building a simple circuit on an interactive simulator.

Introduction

 

Suppose the power went out in your house and there was no electricity. It is hard to imagine not having electricity to power our light bulbs, charge our iPods, cell phone, or run any of our household appliances. We use electricity in almost every moment of our lives. Even though electricity plays an important part of our ever day lives, do you know how electricity really works?