Electricity

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resources about electricity

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ACF Lesson Plan: Conserving Electric Energy  (Y,M)
Two experiments for kids to learn about electricity use and energy consumption. Grade Level: 3--8

ACF Lesson Plan: Generating Electricity From Coal  (M)
Lesson plan for kids to explore the process of generating electricity from coal. Strudents are asked to think about new ways to use coal to create electricity. Grades 6-8.

ACF Lesson Plan: How Much Does it Cost to Light the School?  (Y,M)
Grade Level: 4-8

History of Coal in the U.S.  (O)
Lesson plan for students to study history U.S. coal mining and research the policies of coal-dependent companies. Grades 9-12

Electricity & Magnetism science projects  (Y,M)
Experiland offers hands-on science projects in Electricity & Magnetism for elementary and middle school students.

Curriculum Center - Electricity  (M,O,T)
Activities, puzzles and project ideas about Electricity.

Alliant Energy Kids  (Y)
From Alliance Energy, this website helps students learn about electricity and natural gas, how to use them safely and wisely, and the importance of conserving energy. Grades 4-5

Alliant Energy Kids: Teachers and Parents  (T)
Learn about Alliant Energy Kids lesson plans, classroom presentations, activity ideas and more.

The Energy Story  (Y,M,O,T)
Comprehensive description of electricity with 15 chapters detailing the many sources of electricity. Includes: Geothermal Energy, Fossil Fuels -- Coal, Oil and Natural Gas, Hydro Power and Ocean Energy, Nuclear Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, and Transportation Energy.

Electricity & Magnetism  (M,O)
"This module will introduce you to many of the basic concepts involved with Electricity and Magnetism. We will introduce you to static charge, moving charge, voltage, resistance, and current. Magnetism and how it relates to electricity will also be presented.

What is static electricity?  (M,O)
From Science Made Simple, this lesson that starts out with the basics and builds for advanced learners.

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