Batteries and Bulbs

Beverly Gregor Oglesby School
7646 S Green St
Chicago IL 60620
(312) 535-3060

Objective:

Pupils will be exposed to the uses of batteries and bulbs. Pupils will be able
to explain the difference between series and parallel circuits.

Materials Needed:

batteries
bulbs
wire
2 switches
6 sockets
plywood 16"x24"

Strategy:

Pupils will have hands on experience with the batteries and bulbs. They will
have to make series circuits with one wire and then two wires. The same will
apply to a parallel circuit. The teacher will make two models on the plywood;
one will consist of three sockets wired together to represent a series circuit.
The other will also consist of three sockets wired together to represent a
parallel circuit. Each will be controlled by their own switches.

Performance Assessment:

Pupils will be able to light bulbs with the batteries using the different
combinations. Also while the teacher holds up the example she/he has made on
plywood. Pupils on a sheet of paper will tell the teacher which example is the
series circuit and which one is the parallel circuit.

Conclusions:

Students will have a better understanding of the power of electricity and
batteries.

References:

SCIENCE WITH BATTERIES BY Paul Shipton Publishers: EDC PUBLISHING WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA Publishers: WORLD PUBLISHING COMPANY AUTHOR REFERENCES
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