Big Idea:Magnets will help us build electrical circuits and to understand batteries magnets will help. We are going to explore what is attracted to magnets and discuss why we cannot have them near electrical equipment like iPads.
Big Idea:Ownership of learning increases the chances that student will retain the content. Vocabulary can be tricky and to create this buy in, this lesson asks for students to choose the words they feel they should learn for part of a unit.
Big Idea:Using the circuit they built, students will determine if various items conduct electricity or not. Students will then use what they have learned to write their own definitions for conductor and insulator.