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So, before the rest of the year became virtual, my students wanted to learn about electricity. I was rather disappointed that we wouldn’t get to learn about electricity, so I decided to give them my best effort at a week with AMI electricity learning. Below are my plans. You are welcome to copy, paste and adapt them for your students.

Learn About Electricity

FUN AND OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES for students

1.Unsafe electric conditions.
Watch this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a52UVl3FoSA
Now, look around your house. Do you see any unsafe electricalconditions in your house? Tell your parents

2. How does electricity get to your house? Watch this.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=20Vb6hlLQS

3. Again with your parent’s permission turn on all the lights andmany items that use electricity. Go back and read the meter. Writedown the number. How did it change, and what did you notice?

4. Ask your parents if they can let you see all of the electric bills. Make a bar graph or line graph to show the cost of electricity foreach month for the last year. Which month was most expensive forelectricity? Why do you think so? Discuss this with your parents.

5. Build a lemon battery. This is a rather involved project, but youcan get all the materials at Wal-Mart. You can find alligator clipsand small light bulbs in the automotive section.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Lemon-Batteries-Lighting-an-LED-with-Lemons/

6. Read your electric meter outside. Write down the number, Beforeyou do this, turn off as many lights and appliances as possible. Askyour parents’ permission before you go outside, if you’re not surewhat your electric meter looks like or how to read it watch this.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I6UPkncvFhw.

7. Take a picture and post it to Dojo. Did you get the lemon battery to work? Do you think other fruits or vegetables would work? Which ones?

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I know number 7 is a little steep to ask of parents, but some students might accomplish this and what a much better idea than playing video games all day!


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