Electricity Discussion Starters

Discussion Starters - Educational Innovations Newsletter

The awesome thing about teaching a lesson on electricity is that students of all ages can get a “charge” from figuring out how to make a circuit work.  And that’s just the beginning!

Teaching electricity opens the door to many related topics—alternative energy sources, lightning, static electricity and magnetism, to name a few.

We’ve put together a Super! Wow! Neat!® assortment of teacher-tested electricity discussion starters, research ideas, worksheets and more.  Scroll down for ideas.  Let us know how they work in your classroom!

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EI TV – Electricity!

EI TV - Educational Innovations BlogSometimes showing a brief video to your students—
or assigning it for home viewing—can go a long way
in helping to explain concepts that might take too
long in class.  We’ve selected a few video clips,
ranging from old favorites to new hi-tech glimpses
at the future of electricity.

If you come across a video you’d like us to add to this list,
leave the URL in a comment below.

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Electricity Humor

Science Humor - Educational Innovations NewsletterPeople have been making electrical jokes since… well, probably since before Benjamin Franklin flew that kite with the metal key in 1752.

Why not insert a bit of electricity humor into your next quiz or homework page?  Extra points for students who guess the right punchlines to our riddles!

If you have a favorite cartoon or joke, insert it below as a comment, or email us at socialmedia@teachersource.com.

Happy teaching!

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Electricity in the News

Electrical phenomena have been studied since antiquity, but we’re still finding out new facts.  Electricity is in the air—and in the news!  This selection of noteworthy articles is bound to “spark” some ideas for classroom discussion. Read the rest of this entry »

You Said It! Electricity Product Reviews

You Said It! Product Reviews - Educational Innovations NewsletterWe have assembled a brilliant array of electricity products to help you explain the fundamentals of electricity to your students.   We’ve got everything from Electric Paint to Plasma Globes.

Here’s what some of our customers are saying about our some of their favorite EI electricity teaching tools.

If you have a favorite Educational Innovations product, let us know!  We’d love to share your review with your fellow teachers and science lovers.

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