How does electricity work? Build circuits and test voltages. Learn about wiring, lighting, safety issues, and more. Activities may include building a rocket launcher, burglar alarm, flashlight, compass, electromagnet or electric motor.
What you can do
Compare insulator materials; describe effects of magnets; build a compass and electromagnet; build a flashlight and an electric motor.
Build circuits; test voltages; build a rocket launcher and a burglar alarm
Measure electrical usage; describe how to safely replace an electrical switch; determine electrical loads; evaluate light bulbs; test for electrical power.
Describe solid state electronics; differentiate between electric and electronic; identify symbols for electrical parts; differentiate between a resistor and a capacitor; define electrical/electronic terms;
For adult leaders
- Discover 4-H Clubs - Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H on different topics including Discover 4-H Planet Energy Clubs. Registration (is safe and) required for download access.
- Electricity Excitement - Helper's Guide
- Electricity Excitement - Full curriculum