lesson plan CCCS on Electricity that is appropriate for grades 7 to 12. The lesson plan will cover procedures, objectives, materials, and assessment strategies.

Heading: Electricity Unit Lesson

Grades: 7 -- 12

Objectives (Watson): Explore the basic principles concerning electricity

Identify the important questions concerning electricity, electric currents, and electromagnetism.

Give answers to questions asked by students by use of BrainPOP resources.

Share research findings with the members of the class.

To warm-up the students and to assess their prior knowledge, the class will take the Electricity Quiz. Have the class discuss answers to the quiz.

Show a movie related to electricity to the class. Tell the students the various kinds of electricity and what they are used for (Watson).

Have the Q&A projected to the students. Tell them that they shall compose their own electricity related Q&A. Have the students brainstorm either with a partner or independently and choose what questions they would like to give answers to (Watson).

4. Give the students a chance to explore the movies that are there on BrainPop. The students are to watch movies connected in some way to their Q&A and determine the answers to the questions.

5. Do a compilation of the Q&A of the class. This compilation can be shared in the blog of the class or any other platform that allows sharing of a similar nature like a web 2.0 platform (Watson). Alternatively, an interactive bulletin board can be created and the Q&A displayed on the board with the answers covered with paper slips that can be lifted to reveal them.

Text/Concept Introduction:

Electricity is the energy that results when electrons are moved along a path in a conductor. The energy that the moving electrons carry is called electrical energy. Electrical conductors are very good at allowing electrons to flow through them. Many metals can be considered as very good in conducting electricity; this explains their wide usage as electrical circuits. While electricity is not visible to the eye, it is very useful. Power plants are not the creators of electricity, though. Energy cannot be created and cannot be destroyed. As per the Law of Conservation of Energy, the transformation of energy is what leads to electricity (Forms of Energy). For instance, power plants are able to turn the chemical energy present in fuels into thermal energy. The thermal energy then turns water into steam. As the steam goes through the turbines it produces what is known as mechanical energy. The generators are then spun by the turbines and this results in electricity being produced. The electrical energy generated can be used for lighting and heating (Forms of Energy).

Static energy is also a representation of electrical energy. Static energy results when electrons charge/electrons build up at one place. Lightning and thunder are phenomena that can be explained by the release of this static charge. Electrical Potential is the potential energy a charge has due to its location in an electrical field. Volt is the unit used to measure Electrical Potential. Allessandro Volta, an Italian physicist, was the inventor of the very first chemical battery and the unit was named in his honor. With Electrical Potential being measured in volts, voltage is commonly used to refer to it. Voltage is the amount of potential energy between two points in a circuit (Forms of Energy).Common Core Standard Alignments (Watson):CCS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1

Cite particular textual proof or evidence in support of the analysis

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8-2

Write explanatory or informative texts, encompassing narration of technical processes, scientific procedures/experiments, or historical happenings.

CCSS.ELA-Liteacy.RST.6-8.4

Make a determination on what the domain-specific phrases or words, key terms and symbols, actually mean given their usage in the various contexts especially in regards to students of grades 6 to 8.

CSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.6

Make use of technology (Internet included) to produce, publish, and present to the students the relationships existing between the ideas and information in…