Electricity is all around us and it’s hard to imagine a world without it. If your kids are showing interest in electricity and how it works, this is an ideal pack to guide you through the fundamentals of electricity, famous figures involved in its harnessing, and so much more.
See the fact file below for more information on the Electricity Curriculum or alternatively, you can download our 8-page Electricity Curriculum worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
Where to start
- Kids are often aware of electricity long before you think they are. Just
ask them what symbol can be used to illustrate a good idea, and they’ll say a light bulb. They’ll also have been taught about safety when there’s lightning, and how to handle plugs and appliances. Then there’s always the fun and mischief associated with static electricity.
- Any one of these is a great launchpad for learning about electricity.
- Electricity is all around us and it comes in various forms. So a good place to start is with nature. Lightning is a powerful example of electrostatic discharge. But did you also know that the brain and nervous system also use electricity? That’s right, billions of neural connections transmit electrochemical signals that keep us alive, functioning and responding!
- This provides an easy entry into understanding static and current/dynamic electricity.
- Next up, you can cover the basics of magnets and magnetism in order to understand how Michael Faraday discovered how electricity is generated.
- Now that you’ve covered what electricity is and how it is generated, it’s the perfect time to fall down the rabbit hole of history and discover all the ways electricity has changed the world in the last 150 years or so.
- Remember, electricity was a scary and mysterious thing for many people, and so people like Benjamin Franklin were pivotal in building our understanding of how it works and how we can use it.
- Then, why not explore the different sources of power? Afterall, electricity is about turning one kind of energy into another kind of energy. You can delve into green solutions like geothermal, solar, and wind energies, to more controversial and dangerous forms, such as nuclear power and the Chernobyl disaster.
- Of course one of the most important aspects of learning about electricity is solid understanding of safety and what to do in the event of an emergency.
- Finally, have some fun with experiments!
Electricity Curriculum Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Electricity Curriculum across 8 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Electricity Curriculum worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the electricity which is all around us and it’s hard to imagine a world without it. If your kids are showing interest in electricity and how it works, this is an ideal pack to guide you through the fundamentals of electricity, famous figures involved in its harnessing, and so much more.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Teaching about Electricity
- Lesson Plan Template
- Suggested Worksheets
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Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.