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Electricity and Magnetism - Lessons and Ideas to help with a unit on electricity and magnets source

Electricity - I often begin my electricity unit by talking about open and closed circuits. I use an Energy Ball to demonstrate the concept. The children stand in a circle holding hands. One child in the circle puts a finger on one side on the energy ball and another child does the same thing on the other side of the ball...source

Brown Bag Electricity - Students construct a simple circuit with a battery, bulb, wires, and clips in this discovery-based lesson plan source

Electric Universe - Information about electricity, how it affects our lives, and how to harness its power safely. Links to teacher notes, lesson plans, activities and experiments source

Electrical Appliances - A technology timeline is used by students to explore how electrical appliances have changed during each decade of this century. Lesson includes printable worksheets source

Electricity and Magnetism - Series of related experiments, activities, and demonstrations about electricity and magnetism. Links to teacher notes and lesson plans source

Frankensteins Lightning Laboratory - Information for K-8 grade about electrical safety. Also includes lessons on static electricity source

Its Positively Shocking! - Demonstrations and hands-on experiments involving static electricity, current electricity through simple circuits, insulators and conductors for young students (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Live Wires Turned Onto Electricity - Nine lesson unit includes hands on activities and background information for the study of static and current electricity, conductors, insulators, and electromagnets (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Shocking Electricity - Think Quest Junior site contains information about how electricity is produced, safety, power plant visit, glossary, and activity pages source

Static Electricity -- A Hair Raising Phenomenon - A simple lesson on static electricity source

The "Shocking" Truth about Electricity - Hands-on experiments involving the scientific method and cooperative learning allow students to understand the concept of electricity (In Adobe Acobat PDF format) source

What is Static Electricity? - A detailed explanation of static electricity and a few simple experiments for students to try at home source

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