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.
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Level 1 learning goals:
Compare insulator materials; describe effects of magnets; build a compass and electromagnet; build a flashlight and an electric motor.
- Electricity 1 - Magic of Electricity Find this in the 4-H Mall
Level 2 learning goals:
Build circuits; test voltages; build a rocket launcher and a burglar alarm
- Electricity 2 - Investigation Electricity Find this in the 4-H Mall
Level 3 learning goals:
Measure electrical usage; describe how to safely replace an electrical switch; determine electrical loads; evaluate light bulbs; test for electrical power.
- Electricity 3 - Wired for Power Find this in the 4-H Mall
Level 4 learning goals:
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;
- Electricity 4 - Entering Electronics Find this in the 4-H Mall
Other online resources
Project leader resources
- 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 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall
- Electricity Excitement - Set of Five (40 pages each) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
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