We are on day 3 of our electricity unit, and it really is one of my favorite lessons of the year. We have brainstormed what we already know about electricity and have talked about what we WANT to know. We have talked about what types of activities need electricity and what do not . . . so it’s time to really dig in!
This lesson is super simple on my end! I ask the students to work alone to use the materials give them to make a light bulb light–and I give them a small bulb, a wire, and a battery. LIKE EVERY YEAR, students call out “I know how to do this!” and “This is going to be so easy!”. I smile and remind them that in our room we persevere at everything we do. And the fun begins.