ELECTRICITY

Electricity worksheet for this page

What is Electricity? https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/what-is-electricity/all

What is Electricity? from Energy Information Administration
       http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=electricity_home-basics-k.cfm
   

     Learn About Electricity from Richmond Power & Light - http://www.rp-l.com/rplkids.php   
        How Electricity is Made - Electrical Safety  -  Lightning  

Electricity for Kids - https://www.explainthatstuff.com/electricity.html
                          https://www.ducksters.com/science/electricity_101.php
                          https://www.electricchoice.com/kids/
                          https://www.coolkidfacts.com/electricity-facts/

        Energy Quest from California - https://thepowercollective.ca/energy-quest/
                          
    Electricity and Circuits - https://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/electricity-and-circuits-video-for-kids/

Electricity from Eversource - https://www.eversourceinschool.com/

Electricity and Magnetism - Interactive - https://ippex.pppl.gov/prev_ippex/interactive/

Electricity from 42explore - http://www.42explore.com/electric.htm

Electrical Safety World - https://sce.e-smartonline.net/videos/index.html

Electricity Pages from Utah Science -http://www.uen.org/core/science/sciber/sciber5/stand-4/index.shtml 


AC/DC explained along with info about Edison - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/edison-electriclight/

Electric Circuits from Great Britain and New Zealand with interactive games
    http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/revision/Science/electricity.htm

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zq99q6f and
       https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgy39j6

    http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/electricitycircuits.html

Electrical Circuits from BBC - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs
                              http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/changing_circuits.shtml
   Series and Parallel Circuits from BBC - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/zsfgr82/revision/4
                                           https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zp3ftv4

   Circuits and conductors - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zxv482p
                            http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_lessonplans/science/circuits_conductors.shtml
   Changing circuits - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs
                      http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_lessonplans/science/changing_circuits.shtml
   Energy, electricity, and forces - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zh2xsbk

   Electricity and Magnetism - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zsc9rdm

Electric Circuits from Princeton - STC connection
    assessment items, challenge, and web sites
    http://www.princeton.edu/~pccm/outreach/scsp/eleccircuits/index.html

History of the Universe - short electricity explanation - https://www.historyoftheuniverse.com/?p=electric.htm#gsc.tab=0

History of Electricity - https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-electricity-1989860

How A Battery Works from How Stuff Works
    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/battery.htm
    http://www.energizer.com/learning-center/Pages/how-batteries-work.aspx

Community Learning Network - https://www.cln.org/themes/electricity.html

Exploratorium - https://www.exploratorium.edu/search/electricity
               
 http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/charge_carry/

Sources of energy - lesson plans from ScienceNetLinks
   http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/energy-sources-and-use/
   http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/renewable-energy-sources/
   http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/energy-for-you/
   http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/energy-resources-and-trade-offs/
 

UK Power Networks Power Up!
   Kids 7-11 - Kids 11-14 -
Teachers

   http://powerup.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/

**The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits - interactive with activities and quizzes
        (It comes from England so flashlights are called torches)
        https://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/

EXPERIMENTS TO TRY:

Make a Battery from a Lemon from Energy Quest in California
     http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/lemon.html
Static Electricity - an explanation and some experiments
     http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html
"Electrical Fleas" experiment from the Exploratorium
     http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/electrical_fleas/index.html

"Super Sparker" experiment from the Exploratorium
     http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/sparker.html

"Remote Control Roller" -  you, a balloon, and a soda can
     http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/roller.html


Circuit Builder - https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=638
                 https://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=398

Build Beakman's Electric Motor - http://www.engineering.union.edu/esc100/BeakmanMotor.pdf

Stripped Down Motor  from the Exploratorium
     
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/stripped_down_motor/index.html

Short Circuit - What Happens When You Blow A Fuse? 
     from the Exploratorium
     
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/short_circuit/index.html

Electroscope - http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/electroscope/index.html

Design an Electric Car - https://byjus.com/physics/electric-car/
                         https://www.makerspaces.com/diy-mini-electric-car/
                         https://sciencing.com/build-electric-car-science-project-8035033.html

Air Propulsion Motor Boat - http://www.kidslovekits.com/projects/CarBoat/index.html
   
Which Batteries Last the Longest experiment - https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/battery-life-science-experiment/
                                               https://old.miniscience.com/projects/batteries/index.html
                                               https://www.scienceprojectideas.org/which-brand-of-battery-lasts-the-longest.htm
                                               http://reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/energy/battery.html

Make Your Own Lightning experiment - https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/make-your-lightning/
                                       http://www.weatherwizkids.com/experiments-make-lightning.htm

Building A Planetary Rover - https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/space_days/activities/robotics/roboticRover.pdf
                                      

Making A Magnetic Toy - https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/7-fun-magnetic-toys-and-games-to-make/
                          https://babbledabbledo.com/magnetism-for-kids-magnetic-sculptures/                        

Energy Chest from United Kingdom - http://www.energychest.net/
            

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