Get power smart | Grade 4-7 | BCHydro Power Smart for Schools
Conservation

# Get power smart

Learn about electricity in B.C. and explore key terms and concepts related to energy.

4-7
Duration
20 mins
Type
Quiz

## Overview

Drill home electricity facts by playing a fun “by the numbers” matching game and learn important energy terms with a DIY crossword puzzle activity. Afterwards, test your classroom's knowledge with an "electricity 101" quiz.

### Participate as a class

A single screen and laptop is used for watching the video and answering questions together as a class.

Before you begin, make sure:

• You’re connected to the internet
• You’re projecting your screen for the class to see

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### Instructions

#### What you'll need

• “Get power smart” slideshow
• “Electricity by the numbers” worksheet, printed and cut up (one set per student group)
• Online crossword puzzle generator
• “Crossword clues” template

#### Get power smart

1. Pull up the “Get power smart” slideshow to explore how electricity is generated in B.C.
2. Pause at slide 7 to demonstrate potential and kinetic energy by holding a slinky at the edge of a desk (potential energy) and releasing it over the edge (kinetic energy).
3. Continue the slideshow, explaining how potential and kinetic energy relate to electricity here in B.C.

#### Electricity by the numbers match game

1. Divide the class into small groups, giving each group one set of the trivia questions and numbered answers.
2. Each group takes a few minutes to match up the questions and answers. Go over the correct answers together as a class and see how they did. Were there any surprises? Explore any terms or answers that were new or unclear.

#### Custom crossword

1. Use an online crossword puzzle generator to make a crossword or have students create their own crossword puzzles using questions from the “Crossword clues” template.

#### Take the quiz

1. Launch the quiz activity at the top of this page to test your students on what they learned.

### Curriculum Fit

This activity engage students in understanding how electricity is generated in B.C., learning definitions and simple terms relating to energy and electricity and some fun trivia facts.

#### Core competencies:

##### Communications
• Connect and engage with others (to share and develop ideas)
##### Thinking
• Creative thinking: novelty and value
• Critical thinking: Analyze and critique
##### Social responsibility
• Contributing to community and caring for the environment

The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including Socials Studies, Science, and English Language Arts.

### Assessment

• Assess students’ ability to share ideas, listen to each other and solve puzzles.
• Assess students’ participation and cooperation in group work.
• Assess students’ understanding of how electricity is generated in B.C.