Unit 6 Working with Electricity

TeacherBrittnee Zeak
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level5
Week #24-25
Unit of InstructionEnergy and Motion
Standard(s) Taught

SC.5.P.10.4 – Investigate and explain that electrical energy can be transformed into heat, light, and sound energy, as well as the energy of motion.

SC.5.P.10.3 – Investigate and explain that an electrically-charged object can attract an uncharged object and can either attract or repel another charged object without any contact between the objects.

SC.5.P.11.1- Attract electric charge negative,positive, neutral electricity repel static electricity transformation Investigate and illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (a complete loop).

SC.5.P.11.2 – closed circuit conductors electricity insulator (poor conductor) open circuit simple circuit Identify and classify materials that conduct electricity and materials that do not. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

SC.5.P.10.3 & SC.5.P.10.4 – Students will:

• investigate and explain that electrical energy can be transformed into heat, light, sound, and mechanical energy (e.g., lamp, heater, generator, motor, stove, mobile device).

• investigate static electricity (a buildup of electrical charges on an object).

• explain that opposite electrical charges attract (pull towards each other) and like electrical charges repel (push apart) without any contact needed between the objects.

• explain that an electrically-charged object, whether positively or negatively charged, will attract an uncharged (neutral) object.

SC.5.P.11.1 – Students will:

• determine the source of energy for a circuit.

• investigate and illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (a complete loop) when constructing a simple circuit.

• distinguish between open and closed circuits.

• determine which circuit from a visual representation can carry electricity to power an object and which circuit cannot. 

SC.5.P.11.2 – Students will:

  • identify and classify materials that are good conductors (e.g., copper, water, aluminum foil) and insulators/poor conductors (e.g., plastic, rubber, glass, wood) of electricity.
Classroom Activities

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

  • Interactive Science Journal 
  • Student Reading Guided Activities Unit 6 Lessons 1
  • Inquiry Hands On 
    1. What Are Electric Circuits, Conductors, and Insulators?
  • Circuit Board 
Assignments Due
  1. Vocabulary Choice Board Unit 6 Week 1    
  2. Brain Check Lesson 1
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