Electricity Webquest
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Electricity Webquest

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BBC - Schools Science Clips - Circuits and conductors

An interactive circuit in which children aged 8-9 can change the ratio of bulbs to batteries and can try out different materials to see which conduct electricity.
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This activity uses different conductors to create a circuit.

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Engineering Interact - Interactive science & engineering for 9-11 year olds

Engineering Interact is free, interactive, science courseware for 9-11 year olds, developed by the Univeristy of Cambridge Department of Engineering. The aim is to excite children about engineering.
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Stephanie Petry's comment, July 18, 2013 11:02 AM
I absolutely love your Engineering Interact scoop. This is a great interactive way to teach electricity (as well as visual). I think this is going to help the students understanding quite a bit.
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Basics of Static Electricity by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Understanding Physics: School for Champions

Explanation of the Basics of Static Electricity by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Understanding Physics: School for Champions
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Kevin Lowe's comment, July 21, 2013 11:00 PM
A basic idea, but a great website for it.
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BBC - Schools Science Clips - Changing circuits

An interactive circuit and circuit diagram in which children aged 10-11 can see the effect of changing the length of wire and the voltage of the batteries.
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This is activity students can do to create a circuit.

Natalie Jaeger's comment, July 19, 2013 12:45 AM
This is a cute activity for the students to do to allow them to see how electric circuits work. Interactive games like this allow kids to become engaged in the topic.
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Direct Current (DC) Electricity by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Understanding Physics: School for Champions

Explanation of Direct Current Electricity by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Understanding Physics: School for Champions
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This is a great explanation about direct current electricity.

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Alternating Current (AC) Electricity by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Understanding Physics: School for Champions

Explanation of Alternating Current (AC) Electricity by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Understanding Physics: School for Champions
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This page explains how alternating current works and when it is used.

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