Circuit Circus

Circuit Circus

Class Description

Students become really charged up as they form a human circuit, experiment with conductors and insulators, and construct different types of circuits. Scientific inquiry, problem solving, and cooperative learning engage students in this electrifying experience!


Grade Level: 34

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLEs

Grade Three

(PS-E-C4) Demonstrate and explain the movement of electricity in closed and open circuits

(PS-E-A1) Compare and classify objects on properties determined through experimentation (e.g., the ability to conduct electricity, tendency to float or sink in water)

(PS-E-C3) Determine which materials insulate best by using experimental data

(SI-E-A1) Pose questions that can be answered by using students’ own observations, scientific knowledge, and testable scientific investigations

(SI-E-A2) Use observations to design and conduct simple investigations or experiments to answer testable questions

(SI-E-A2) Predict and anticipate possible outcomes

(SI-E-A3) Use the five senses to describe observations

(SI-E-B6)  Explain and give examples of how scientific discoveries have affected society

 Grade Four

(PS-E-C4) Test and classify materials as conductors and insulators of electricity

(PS-E-C4) Demonstrate how a complete circuit is needed for conducting electricity

PS-E-C3) Describe how heat energy moves through a material by conduction (

(SI-E-A1) Pose questions that can be answered by using students’ own observations, scientific knowledge, and testable scientific investigations

(SI-E-A2) Use observations to design and conduct simple investigations or experiments to answer testable questions

(SI-E-A2) Predict and anticipate possible outcomes

(SI-E-A3)  Use the five senses to describe observations

(SI-E-B4) Base explanations and logical inferences on scientific knowledge, observations, and scientific evidence

(SI-E-B6) Explain and give examples of how scientific discoveries have affected society


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