Circuits and Pathways

Students develop a basis for understanding electricity by exploring its properties in simple circuits. They start by sharing what they already know and what they would like to know about electricity. They are then given an opportunity to use batteries, wire, bulbs, and motors to explore the concept of a complete circuit. With this knowledge and experience, students work with series and parallel circuits, fuses, and the concepts of conduction and resistance. At the end of the module, students apply all they have learned to make and solve electric mystery boxes.