The electromagnetic force produces both electricity and magnetism.
Electric current is the flow of electric charge.
Students will be able to:
Activate your students’ curiosity by getting them to reflect on what they already know about electricity.
What would life be like without electricity?
‘Hydro’ is the Greek word for water. We’ve used water, like wind, throughout history to provide us with power and energy. The world’s first hydroelectric generating facility was built in Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1882.
“Introduction to electricity” shows students the role that electricity plays in their lives and the lives of other people in B.C. Your students will consider their use of electricity and imagine what their lives would be like without it. The goal is to have students recognize the value of clean, renewable electricity through reflection on prior learning, brainstorming, and a trivia game. Having your students creating their own questions around the topics that they are curious about will focus and personalize learning.
The activities for this lesson allow for assessment for and of learning, with a Know Wonder Learn graphic organizer that can be used and reviewed throughout the activities. Rubrics for teachers and students to assess group work are provided for two different activities.