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Primary Junior Science & Technology Teacher Resources

Classroom and teacher resources for 1-6.

Elecricity & Electrical Devices

Grade 6: Understanding Matter & Energy

Hands-On Kits

Electrical Phenomena, Energy, and Devices Science Kit.

Call Number: TBD

Covers the following:

Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections

Strand C: Electrical Phenomena, Energy, and Devices 

Through this kit, students explore electronic devices, circuits, and static electricity. Through this kit, students will explore both structures, and the materials that they are constructed with. Students learn first-hand about the strength of building materials through multiple activities, and are given the opportunity to construct various structures. Also included in this kit are a series of cards used for building circuits. Teachers are encouraged to bring their own electronic devices where necessary, such as a toaster with a plug. Teachers should take special note of Safety in Elementary Science and Technology when dealing with electronics, which is included in this kit. This kit provides materials for nine activities. 

Lesson Plans

Transforming Energy from AAAS ScienceNetLinks

"This lesson investigates how electrical energy can be produced from a variety of energy sources and then transformed to almost any other form of energy."

Ontario Ecological Literacy Resource

Energy conservation learning activities by grade.  Developed by the Toronto District School Board.

Electricity Unit from Teach Engineering

A full unit plan on electricity with worksheets, lesson sequence, and activities included.

Lemon/Potato Battery Lab

The procedure, a sample data table, and simple explanations about wet cell batteries are given in this resource.

Online Video

Science Max: Generating Electricity

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"Just how much power can be generated by one human being?"

The Science of Static Electricity

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"What causes static electricity? Anuradha Bhagwat sheds light on the phenomenon by examining the nature of matter."

Hands-On Kits

Electronic Snap Circuits

Teacher Resource Room, Floor 1, TK 7867 .S637 2007. Contains 60 pieces and 2 instruction manuals to help children learn about electronics.

Information Books