Electricity

Electricity

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Electrical chart printout with electrical pieces on top
Course
Course
Cyber Literacy 1
Subjects
Subjects
Robotics & Coding
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
8
9
10
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
25
Overview
The electricity module engages students by discussing the history of electricity while also challenging them with interactive lab activities that practice what they’ve learned. The practical lab experiences include building and testing a variety of circuits and electrical theories, including: Parallax Boe-Bot, Parallax Shieldbot with Arduino, and Parallax cyber:bot with micro:bit
Cyber Connections
Coding/Programming
Accordion Items
Title
Electricity and Generators
Content

Students build a foundation of terminology and fundamental understanding to describe circuits, electricity, and power generation. 

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Protoboard Lab
Content

Students build and explore various components of a circuit including supply, load, and switches. Students also analyze circuits with respect to resistance and conductivity.

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Current Resistance and Ohm's Law
Content

In this lesson, students explain the basic principle of resistance, conductance, and voltage. Students also explore the original and transformed Ohm’s Law representations.  

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Utility Meters and Appliance Calculator
Content

Students explore Joul’s Law and the relationship of current and voltage to Wattage to understand how electricity is measured by a rate of production and consumption and how utility companies use this information to charge consumers.

Title
Introduction to Multimeters
Content

Students are introduced to the basic functions and uses of a multimeter. Students will use a multimeter to measure resistance and battery charge while using appropriate measurement units and metric conversions. Students will also calculate Mean and Percent Change.

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Series and Parallel Circuits
Content

Students review Ohm’s and Joul’s Law formulas then are introduced to the “Power Triangle” relationships of the formulas. Students then apply their understanding to Series and Parallel Circuits.

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Loading a Circuit Lab
Content

Students review and apply their knowledge of series and parallel circuits to explore the flow of energy through the different circuits.

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Krichoff's Law
Content

Students research Kirchoff and the principle of electric conservation he defined.  

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Christmas Tree Lab
Content

Students use the Protoboards to light lamps and apply what they’ve learned to lead their teammates through a series of builds where they explore parallel and series circuits.

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Some Chemistry
Content

Students reference the Periodic Table of Elements to understand the basic chemistry behind batteries and other electrical reactions.

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Homemade Battery
Content

Students create a model battery using simple materials that will illustrate the chemical reactions within a battery to generate electric current.

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Electromagnet Lab
Content

Students explore how the flow of electrons affects ferrous and non-ferrous materials by creating a small electromagnet