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Magnets and Electricity Worksheets

Electricity and Magnetism Lesson Plans

  • About Magnets- This lesson is designed for second grade level students. Conduct simple experiments and observations and explain what was discovered.
  • Balloons and Static Electricity - Students explore static electricity to help them discover what lightning is, how and why it occurs.
  • Batteries and Bulbs- Pupils will be exposed to the uses of batteries and bulbs. Pupils will be able to explain the difference between series and parallel circuits.
  • Batteries And Conductors?- Students will identify a battery and how it works.
  • Coulomb's Law- Determine experimentally the quantitative relationship between force and the center to center distance between charged objects.
  • Conductors and Insulators- To provide an understanding of basic electrical terms. To compare the electric current flow in conductors and insulators.
  1. Current-Carrying Coils In Magnetic Fields- At the end of this exercise the student should be able to predict the direction of movement for the pointer of a home-made galvanometer for a given current direction.
  2. Digital Audio - Students will understand that high level mathematics and sciences is being used to allow them to enjoy the MP3 players and cd players they use to enjoy their favorite music every day. It is also allowing the to watch high definition television and to use their cell phones for a wide variety of activities.
  3. Electric and Magnetic Fields- To introduce the concepts of MAGNETIC AND ELECTRIC FIELDS to the students via the use of phenomenas as magnetism and electric current flows.
  4. Electrochemistry- One form of energy may be transformed into another. How can electricity be changed into chemical energy?
  5. Electricity- Students will correctly make a simple circuit using a battery, bulb, and a wire so that the bulb will light.
  6. Electricity- This lesson is appropriate for all grades from 5th through high school. The main objective is to teach elementary electricity principles with the use of materials which are easily available.
  7. Electricity- To explain how objects can receive a static electrical charge. To describe the effects of bringing objects with like and unlike charges near one another.
  8. Electricity : Introduction - Students will gain a better understanding of what electricity is based on their current (no pun intended) and previous experience with electricity. Students understand that moving charges transfer electricity.
  9. Electricity and Magnetism - The goal is for students to learn how magnetic poles interact. Also, they will learn the shape of the magnetic lines of force and how the domains of a magnet are arranged.
  10. Electromagnets- The students will make an electromagnet and determine the strength of the electromagnet.
  11. Electromagnets- The students will make an electromagnet that will attract a metal object. The students will increase the strength of an electromagnet so that it will attract an increased number of metal objects.
  12. Electron Current Flow- The student will understand how and why electric current passes through a conductor due to a potential difference. The student will discover the proportional relationship between voltage and resistance and their effect on the measurement of current flow.
  13. Electric Currents and Circuits- To create an awareness of the importance of electricity in everyday life. To introduce basic electrical terms and to illustrate how electricity moves, both in series and parallel circuits.
  14. Electrostatics- The main objective of the Mini-teach is to show Primary students that there is electricity in all matter.
  15. Electrostatics- High school students will identify two types of charges and will observe the charging of with various objects by friction, conduction, and induction.
  16. Electrostatics- Although this lab is based on the lab I perform with my high school sophomores, it has been adapted for the use for grade school.
  17. Fish and Clip- Have first grade students understand some of the characteristic of magnets.
  18. How Magnets Work - In this lesson students will be introduced to the basic principles of magnets and how they work.
  19. Introduction to Elementary Circuits- Children should be able to predict ways to light a bulb.
  20. Introduction To Magnets- The students will familiarize themselves with several different kinds of magnets. They will observe the forces of attraction and repulsion between the different poles.
  21. Magnetism - Recognizes the magnetic and non-magnetic materials Identifies the laws of magnets.
  22. Magnetism- State what will happen to a magnet that is suspended so that it is free to turn in any direction.
  23. Magnets - To discover why magnets repel or attract one another. To understand why all metals are not attracted by magnets.
  24. Magnets- To experience another kind of force (beside gravity or electric charge ...) which is always present and affecting us: magnetism.
  25. Magnet Muscles- Students will be able to recognize the strength of a magnet, what part of the magnet is the strongest, and what is a magnetic attraction.
  26. Magnets & Magnetic Fields - Have all students involved in hands on activities using magnets.
  27. Magnets, Electromagnets & Fields of Force- Students will perform activities that enhance their understanding of the following: *Magnets exist only as dipoles. *A field of force exists around any magnet.
  28. Magnets, Electromagnets, and Motors- Students will understand and make an electromagnet. Students will use electromagnets to do work, and they will make an electric motor.
  29. Ohm's Law- To become aware of Ohm's Law, the relationship between current, voltage, and resistance in a series circuit
  30. Resistances In Series And Parallel Circuits- To observe the difference in illumination for a given set of bulbs when placed in series and in parallel circuits.
  31. Series and Parallel Circuits- These lessons are designed for fourth-sixth grade students to do for five- seven days. Each student will be able to understand that many people choose science as a career and devote their entire lives studying it.
  32. Simple Circuitry and series circuit- Explain the elements that are required to build a basic electrical circuit.
  33. The Millikan L'Eggs Experiment- To use discrete masses to simulate the Millikan experiment (the discrete charge on the electron).
  34. What Is Electricity?- To develop an understanding of the fundamentals of static electricity, namely that of materials, conditions, and charge. To learn how to detect a charge by the use of electroscopes. To learn how to determine the force between charges.