ACS Resources: 4 results
A collection of activities that explore basic concepts dealing with electricity. They are written for the 4-6th grade level.
Electricity and Magnetism ? A Dynamic Duo  
When using a compass to see which way is north, south, east, and west, we are really using a magnet. The little moving pointer in a compass is actually a small magnet! Electricity in a wire can also be used to make a magnet. Students investigate this relationship by setting up a wire and making the magnetism from the electricity in the wire move the magnet in the compass.
Electrochemistry |
Magnetic Properties
Batteries ? Energy to Go  
Students create a simple circuit by connecting a bulb to a battery. Connecting the bulb and wires to the ends of the battery gives the electrons a path to travel from one metal to the other. The battery produces electricity used to light the bulb. ,
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials
Batteries and Bulbs  
In this activity, students learn what it takes to make a complete electric circuit. They are given the challenge of making a flashlight bulb light up, given a wire, bulb and a battery. To make a complete circuit, students connect the battery, the wire, and the bulb so that electricity will have a path to flow from the bottom of the battery, through the wire, into the little wire on the side of the bulb, up that wire, through the filament, down the other bulb wire to the bottom of the bulb base and to the other end of the battery. , ,
Electrochemistry |
Electrolytic / Galvanic Cells / Potentials