Electricity

Electricity

Investigate the properties of electricity and create working electrical devices using the Engineering Design Process

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STEM EDA_Electricity
Course
Course
STEM EDA
Subjects
Subjects
Engineering
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
6
7
8
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
15
Overview
Students study the properties, sources, and uses of electricity and electrical circuits then use this knowledge to design create working devices that use electric current and components to operate.
Standards
MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design
Cyber Connections
Cybersecurity
Threats and Vulnerabilities
Networks and Internet
Cryptography
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
Explore Electricity
Content

A cyber-attack has shut down the nation’s power grid. Students must create a working flashlight from miscellaneous items to use during the blackout.

Title
Discover Electricity
Content

Students design and build a working telegraph to send encrypted messages to other teams. Students learn Morse Code, substitution and transposition encryption methods, circuitry, and foundational principals of electromagnetism.

Title
Apply Electricity
Content

Students design and build a new board game that includes electrical components. Students will also account for the build cost fo the game as well as potential profits from sales.

Section Title
Materials
Cards
Text
Explore Electricity

Explore Electricity Kit

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Discover Electricity

Discover Electricity Kit

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Apply Electricity

Apply Electricity

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