|Name of Activity||Act Out Electricity!|
|Keywords||electricity, interactive, act out, non-lego, 4-6, introduction to electricity, resistor, lamp, bulb, wire, battery, switch, 1 Hour Total|
|Grade Level||4, 5, 6|
|Time||1 Hour Total|
|Brief Description||Students are assigned to be a circuit element and act it out in a complete circuit.|
|Lesson Objectives:||- Solidify the students’ understanding of electricity.
- Give the students a physical understanding of what different circuit elements do.
|Materials Needed:||- Attached materials.|
|Preparation and Set Up:||- Split the students into small groups.
- Give each group a set of materials.
- Give each group a goal for their circuit so that they can set it up and act it out to show the rest of the class.
|Necessary Background||- Electricity terms:
– Lamp (Light Bulb)
|Extensions:||Add in more complex circuit elements, programming, or use of breadboards.|
|Umbrella Unit/Curriculum (if applicable)||Introduction to Electricity|