## Electricity StudyJam

Classroom Resource Information

Title:

Electricity StudyJam

URL:

https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/electricity.htm

Content Source:

Other
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

Electricity is a form of power that is produced by the movement of electrons. Static electricity and lightning are natural forms of electricity, and they occur when electrons jump from one object to another.

The classroom resource provides a video that will introduce students to the different types of electricity. This resource can provide background information for students before they conduct their own investigations. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.

Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 3 3 ) Explore objects that can be manipulated in order to determine cause-and-effect relationships (e.g., distance between objects affecting strength of a force, orientation of magnets affecting direction of a magnetic force) of electric interactions between two objects not in contact with one another (e.g., force on hair from an electrically charged balloon, electrical forces between a charged rod and pieces of paper) or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with one another (e.g., force between two permanent magnets or between an electromagnet and steel paperclips, force exerted by one magnet versus the force exerted by two magnets). Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.3.3- Recognize cause-and-effect relationships of magnetic interactions between two objects (opposite poles attract, similar poles repel). Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 4 2 ) Plan and carry out investigations that explain transference of energy from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. a. Provide evidence that heat can be produced in many ways (e.g., rubbing hands together, burning leaves) and can move from one object to another by conduction. b. Demonstrate that different objects can absorb, reflect, and/or conduct energy. c. Demonstrate that electric circuits require a complete loop through which an electric current can pass. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.4.2- Recognize different sources of heat; Identify materials that are conductors of heat, such as metals. Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 4 4 ) Design, construct, and test a device that changes energy from one form to another (e.g., electric circuits converting electrical energy into motion, light, or sound energy; a passive solar heater converting light energy into heat energy).* Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.4.4- Identify common sources of energy used every day (e.g., electricity, gas, sun).
Tags: atom, electricity, electron, proton, static discharge, static electricity