Type:

Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Unit

Description:

This unit provides opportunities for students to carry out learning experiences such as lighting a bulb, constructing a circuit, testing for conductivity, and testing objects for magnetic properties. Psychomotor skills are enhanced through the construction of circuits. The major skills emphasized in this unit are: observing, predicting, manipulating, and replicating.

This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community.

More About CABOCES

Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments.

Contact Information

BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621

http://www.caboces.org

http://www.mstkits.org

http://www.nyreal.org

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Keywords:

electrical circuits bulb battery wires switches conductors insulators

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.5.6.A: Science

explore the uses of energy, including mechanical, light, thermal, electrical, and sound energy;

SCI.5.6.B: Science

demonstrate that the flow of electricity in circuits requires a complete path through which an electric current can pass and can produce light, heat, and sound;
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-08-03.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

In this comprehensive seven to nine week unit, late elementary students (targeted for grade 4) will work with simple circuits (including a lemon battery!), schematic diagrams, series versus parallel circuits, switches, buzzers, conductors and more. Activities have clear objectives and are challenging, but age-appropriate. Safety procedures are clearly defined. This resource includes correlations with NY state standards, though objectives may be aligned to other standards, too. Each “kit” in the Curriki repository includes a teacher’s manual and student activity book. The teacher’s manual includes a unit overview, extensive and clear background information materials, preparation instructions, discussion questions, an assessment with answer key, cross-curricular extension ideas, a glossary and teacher references. Each student manual includes clear, reproducible student handouts and a glossary. The last section in the “kit” is a wiki, and Curriki members are encouraged to edit and build up the existing curriculum. It may take some time initially to order and gather all the necessary supplies, but then these excellent lesson materials can be immediately useful in the classroom.

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