Hands on Activity: The Path of Electrons

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A short (approximately 10 minutes) classroom activity to help students visualize the flow of electrons through a circuit. A worksheet with questions and answers is included.

Description:

A short (approximately 10 minutes) classroom activity to help students visualize the flow of electrons through a circuit. A worksheet with questions and answers is included. The materials needed for this activity are:

  • Colored construction paper 
  • Markers 
  • Candy (optional) 
  • Two D-size batteries 
  • Small light bulb in a light bulb holder (available at hardware stores) 
  • Wire to connect the batteries to the light bulb holder 
Classification:
Energy Storage and Battery Technology
Other
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Resource Type:
Classroom Activity
Presentation
Institution:
TeachEngineering
Author & Title:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program and the College of Engineering -University of Colorado at Boulder
Date Developed:
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Keywords:
Amperes,Amps,Basic Electricity,Circuit,Electrons,Power,Switch
Education Level:
Elementary School (1-5)
Audience:
Educators

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