Our informative Electricity Lesson Plan defines electricity, identifies types of electricity, and explains how electric current travels. This lesson also leverages small group interaction and learning as students work together to achieve a consensus in ranking list items while solidifying their understanding.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction snippet:
- Once students are seated ready for the lesson, turn off the lights in the classroom. Ask students: What is would it be like without electricity? Allow for responses and discussion.
- Have students name as many things as possible that rely on battery power or electricity. Display all of their answers, writing them on the board or elsewhere. (The list should be quite long and will also be sued for the activity.)
- Distribute the Electricity reading content page. Read it aloud with students or have students read it independently.
- Distribute Activity page, have each student complete individual section.
- Place students in groups of 3 or 4 to complete the rest of the Activity page.
- Tell students the group must agree on ranking the items on the list. Remind students to be cooperative and to vote if necessary.
- Once students complete, discuss the results from each group.
- (If supplies are available, have students do hands-on activities, making circuits, etc. )
- Distribute Practice page. Optional: Allow students to use the content pages to complete the practice page.
- Once students have completed the Practice page, review and discuss their responses.
- Distribute the Homework puzzle and review the next day.
Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy. RI.4.1, CCSS. ELA-Literacy. RI. 4. 3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7
Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions
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