The following activities target a middle school population although activities are approachable by more advanced elementary school students. The activities are also ideal for high school students to review basic concepts.
COULOMBS LAW AND INVERSE SQUARE LAW>What is Coulombs Law and why is it related to the inverse square law?
STATIC ELECTRICITY What is static electricity? How can you produce static electricity? What causes lightning?
THE FLOW OF ELECTRICITY What makes an electric charge move? What is electric potential difference? How do batteries work? What is a thermocouple?
ELECTRIC CURRENT What is an electric current? What is ohm's Law? What is the difference between direct current and alternating current. How is an electric current measured?
ELECTRIC CIRUITS What are the parts of an electric circuit? Series and Parallel Circuits. Fuses and Circuit Breakers.
ELECTRIC POWER Equations for electric power and energy. Electric Energy.
THE NATURE OF MAGNETS Magnetic Poles, Magnetic fields, Magnetic Material, What is Magnetism, magnetic domains..
EARTH AS A MAGNET Why do compasses work? Other sources of magnetism in the solar system.
MAGNETISM IN ACTION Solar Winds, magnetosphere,
MAGNETISM FROM ELECTRICITY Oersted's discovery, electromagnets, solenoids, magnetic forces on electric current, applications of electromagnetism, how does an electric motor work, what is a galvanometer
ELECTRICITY FROM MAGNETISM Electromagnetic induction, generators, transformers...
TRANSFORMERS How do transformers work, step-up transformers, step-down transformers
HOW DOES AN ELECTRIC MOTOR WORK How does an electric motor work. How to build an electric motor for a science project.
OHMS LAW LAB What is the relationship between current, voltage when there is a constant resistance in an electric circuit?
MAGNETIC FORCES LAB What is the relationship between current, voltage when there is a constant resistance in an electric circuit?
WHY METALS CONDUCT ELECTRICITY \Why do metals conduct heat and electricity?
HOW DOES A BATTERY WORK? How does a battery work? How to build a lemon battery--