Course: Science 6 Unit: 3 Section: 5
In order to effectively respond to Essential
How does energy transfer in a wire? Questions, students will identify key terms and
What are the parts that make up an electrical system? processes including but not limited to:
Ongoing Essential Questions Position, motion, delta, distance, reference point, initial
Why is safety important in the science lab? position, final position, equation, slope, speed, average, T-
What are the steps in the scientific method and how is it table, graph, force, Newtons, acceleration, friction, Newton’s
implemented? Laws of Motion, gravity, heat, energy, temperature,
How can scientific quantities be expressed mathematically using atmosphere, energy transfer, radiation, molecules, particles,
appropriate units? atoms, kinetic energy, potential energy, electrons, circuit.
How are lab instruments used to measure properties of matter?
Objectives Suggested Activities/Strategies
Explain that electrons have kinetic Given a battery and lamp students set up a
energy in an electric circuit. circuit and discuss how the light tuners on.
Discuss the particle that moves are the
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electron. The battery provides the “push”
and the energy moves from electron to
electron in a circuit.
Evaluate the parts that make up an Students make a simple circuit using a lamp,
electrical system and explain how the battery, and switch. They discuss the path
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energy transfers. of the electrons in the circuit and explain how
the energy transfers.
View CD-ROM Electronics view simple
circuits and discuss energy transfer, X
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