|Name of Activity||Building a Flashlight|
|Keywords||circuit, electricity, flashlight, build, switch|
|Time||1 Hour Total|
|Brief Description||Students are asked to create a flashlight using previous knowledge about electricity and circuits.|
|Lesson Objectives:||-Introduce students to making circuits with real wires rather than Playdough, as in squishy circuits.
-Explain the importance of a switch (ie being able to open and close a circuit to turn a light or other object on or off)
|Materials Needed:||-D or 9V batteries
-Toilet paper rolls or other objects that can be used as the flashlight body
-Other items to make the flashlight more user-friendly?
|Preparation and Set Up:||-Collect materials
-Ensure each group will have two electrical wires, pre-cut and pre-stripped
|Necessary Background||Students should have been exposed to electricity and circuits previously. They should have explored the importance of circuits and particularly switches in circuits.|
|Umbrella Unit/Curriculum (if applicable)||Electricity & Magnetism|