West Haven Public Schools
Unit Planning Organizer
Subject: Integrated Science
Unit: 9 Electricity and Magnetism (9.2)
Pacing: 1 week
- How does a lightbulb work?
- What are some variables that can change the strength of an electromagnet?
- Electrical current can be transformed into light through the excitation of electrons.
- 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)
2, 3, 4
EEEP sheet (exciting example of everyday phenomena)
Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies
Interactive use of technology
Cooperative group work
Jigsaw activity/ student presentations
series / parallel circuit
closed and open circuit
Build virtual circuits (Smart Board software)
Venn diagram (series and parallel); Electricity concept map
Energy conversion poster
Read about incandescent v. fluorescent bulbs and present
Build circuits and electromagnet
Conductors v. insulators
Salt v. distilled water conduction
How electricity influenced human history