Electricity and Magnetism

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:   Integrated Science        

 Grade:    10

Unit:  9 Electricity and Magnetism         (9.2)                

 Pacing:   1 week

Essential Question(s):

  1. How does a lightbulb work?
  2. What are some variables that can change the strength of an electromagnet?

 

Big Idea(s):

  1. Electrical current can be transformed into light through the excitation of electrons.
  2. The type of material, the number of coils involved, the resistance of the wire, the insulation of the wire, and the strength of the power source all can affect the strength of an electromagnet.

 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Describe electrical forces that occur daily in our world

Investigate and identify various energy conversions

Compare and contrast potential vs kinetic energy

 

Explain how electricity is used to produce heat and light in incandescent lights and heating elements.

Describe how electromagnets work through investigation of real world applications.

Compare and contrast closed vs open circuits

Explain the difference between AC and DC

Compare and contrast series vs parallel circuits

Discuss the role of storage cells

Explain how a light bulb works

Explain the relationship between voltage, current and resistance in a series circuit.

 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

Electrical forces

 

 

Light bulb

 

Describe

 

 

Explain

 

2, 3, 4

 

5,6

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional Planning

 

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Smart board

United Streaming

Text/notes

PowerPoint

Readings

Lab equipment

EEEP sheet (exciting example of everyday phenomena) 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies

Interactive use of technology

Graphic organizers

Direct instruction

Independent classwork

Cooperative group work

Hands-on learning

Demonstrations

Jigsaw activity/ student presentations

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

electricity

voltage

current

resistance

circuit

series / parallel circuit

incandescent

fluorescent

electromagnet

closed and open circuit

AC/DC

Storage cell

Potential energy

Kinetic energy

 

Build virtual circuits (Smart Board software)

Venn diagram (series and parallel); Electricity concept map

Lecture/notes/discussion

Q &A

Energy conversion poster

Read about incandescent v. fluorescent bulbs and present

Build circuits and electromagnet

Conductors v. insulators

Salt v. distilled water conduction

Hand generator

 

Electrical safety

Building codes

How electricity influenced human history