BrainPop: Electrical Circuits
Practice Sheet Quests
Critical Thinking: Circuits
Magnets: The Basics
Venn Diagram: Magnets vs. Electromagnets
Circuits and Conductors
The Virtual Circuit
Video Lesson Descriptions
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Mr. Andersen introduces the topic of electricity. He differentiates between static electricity and current electricity. An introduction to electric circuits is also included.
Mr. Andersen contrasts series and parallel electrical circuits. A simulation is used to visualize electron flow through both circuit types.
Practice Sheet Descriptions
Practice your electricity vocabulary skill with this crossword.
Read a short excerpt about the advantages of parallel circuits and practice sketching circuit diagrams. Earn a CRITICAL THINKING badge.
Read a short excerpt about magnetism and check your understanding with a few multiple choice questions.
Compare and contrast magnets and electromagnetism. Minimum 10 facts total. HINT: Watch the BrainPops and click the Q & A button for info!
Virtual Quest Descriptions
Learn how electricity flows through a closed circuit.
BBC Science Clip that allows you to experiment with basic circuits. Be sure to fill out the accompanying lab sheet!
Another BBC science Clip that allows you to experiment with circuits and conductors. Be sure to fill out the accompanying lab sheet!
Help Annie build and test electrical circuits. Try not to make a short circuit or burn out a bulb!
This interactive resource introduces the basic concepts of electrical circuits, including cells, components, conductors and insulators, series and parallel circuits.
Another interactive site that allows you to build series circuits. Be sure to fill out the accompanying lab sheet!