Who Turned Out the Lights
Students will witness their classroom with all lights and electronic devices/equipment turned off. They will investigate the impact and then build a simple circuit with a battery and light.
Strand/Standard 4.2.3 Plan and carry out an investigation to gather evidence from observations that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electrical currents. Examples could include sound causing objects to vibrate and electric currents being used to produce motion or light. (PS3.A, PS3.B)
Lesson Performance Expectations
Witness a simple phenomenon where the classroom lights are out and all electronic devices/equipment are off as well. They will ask questions about how this would affect their lives and how it is affecting them right now. Students will build a simple circuit with a battery and light.