These materials have been developed by North Carolina 4-H to enhance, enrich, and extend the lessons in the National 4-H curriculum, Electric Excitement Level I: Magic of Electricity. You can purchase your copy of the Magic of Electricity student guidebook at Shop4-H.
Next Generation Science Standards:
3-PS2-3: Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
MS-PS3-2: Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system
North Carolina Essential Science Standards:
- 4.P.1.1 Explain how magnets interact with all things made of iron and with other magnets to produce motion without touching them.
- 4.P.1.2 Explain how electrically charged objects push or pull on other electrically charged objects and produce motion.
- 4.P.3.1 Recognize the basic forms of energy (light, sound, heat, electrical, and magnetic) as the ability to cause motion or create change.
- 6.P.1.2 Explain the relationship among visible light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and sight.
- 6.P.2.1 Recognize that all matter is made up of atoms and atoms of the same element are all alike, but are different from the atoms of other elements
- 6.P.3.2 Explain the effects of electromagnetic waves on various materials to include absorption, scattering, and change in temperature.
- 6.P.3.3 Explain the suitability of materials for use in technological design based on a response to heat (to include conduction, expansion, and contraction) and electrical energy (conductors and insulators).
Age range: 10
Grade level: 4th Grade