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1.Static Electricity Intro

            -powerpoint of basics:

            -demos: pvc pipe, wool/felt, and paper, paperclips

    -Comment: We had planned on the kids all trying to make static electricity each with a plastic ruler. The plastic rulers did not pick up anything.

2. Squishy Circuits

     -powerpoint of circuit basics               Squishy Circuits

3. Valentine's Day Electrical Greeting Cards

              -craft activity that reviewed simple circuits. They built a card that incorporated a circuit with a battery and a light or a motor.


P1020614.JPG example with light

4. Build A Flashlight



              -making the circuits more compact for a device


               Power Power Point:


 We also bought 6 of these switches later in the semester which would have been good for this project so they are available in the supply closet now, check for them with the light bulbs.

5. Parallel circuits

            -discovery experiment, how to keep one light on while turning one off 

            Powerpoints: Parallel circuits

              "Will this circuit work?" review

6. Electromagnets


            -picking up paper clips


         Power Point:

7. Superhero final project-using circuits and electromagnets to build a superhero device 

     Power Point: