Electrical Circuits and Interactive Notebook Ideas
Students will learn about current electricity in this unit. Students will make an electrical circuit and learn the difference between a closed circuit and an open circuit. They will learn how to make an electrical switch using STEM engineering skills. They will learn about conductors and insulators. Includes reading passages on current electricity. This 4th-grade hands-on science unit comes complete with five 5 E Inquiry-based lessons, flaps, and folds for interactive notebooks, response pages, and an informational text article on current electricity. For this inquiry lesson, the students were given a battery, two wires, and a light bulb and told to make the bulb light. They tried several things and had to work together but eventually made it light and were able to draw a diagram explaining the process.
The vocabulary was developed based on experience.
Students followed up by finding their own conductors and insulators.