Work It, Circuits!

by: Donna Governor and Denise Webb

The guiding question in this activity is,“How does a circuit work?” Old Christmas light strands work great for this activity to help students understand circuits. A detailed science behind the activity is provided. Students will also learn about current, as well as open and closed circuits. Before beginning this activity, we recommend you read Chapters 9 and 12 which are in this book selection. Chapter 9 is an overview of the section and introduces the format used to present ideas for Family Science Night activities. Chapter 12 features activities that we believe to be advanced level. A materials list, references, safety notes, standards, and teacher background information are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index..

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