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Science Unit Plan

Alyssa Andreachuk
Grade 9 Science

Unit 4: Electrical Principles and


Technologies
Raymond Junior High School
March 3rd-April 16th, 2014
Submitted March 1st, 2014

Table of Contents
Focusing Questions....3
Topic Outline.....4
Unit Summary3
Unit-at-a-Glance Calendar.....10
Daily Unit Schedule11
Unit Summative Assessment Plan...8
Materials and Equipment20
Learning Resources..21
Rationale..3
Learning Outcomes..5

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Science 9: Unit D: Electrical Principles and Technologies


Focusing Questions
1. How do people acquire and use electrical energy?
2. What scientific principles are applied in the acquiring and using of
energy?
3. What different methods can we use to select, develop, and utilize
energy-using devices that are effective and efficient?

Unit Summary
Electricity is used all around us everyday, but often people do not consider where it comes
from and how it works. How does your television light up and make sound? What is happening
inside your charger cord when you plug in your cell phone? What happens inside a battery that
results in the formation of electricity? Throughout this unit, we will consider these electricity
questions and begin to understand the scientific principles behind them. To do so, we will explore
how we obtain and use electricity, how electrical energy is transformed, stored and transmitted,
and we will also look into how electrical energy is measured in certain units. Along with this, we
will experiment with setting up and understanding electrical circuits. We will also look into the
topic of renewable energy and environmental concerns when it comes to electricity.

Rationale
When it came to planning the Electrical Principles and Technologies unit for Grade 9
Science, as set out by the Alberta Program of Studies, I used both the Science Focus 9 textbook as
well as the Science in Action 9 textbook as resources. However, I used the Science Focus 9
textbook primarily as that is the book the students have and I want to make sure we are moving
through the unit with one another in sync. I also used NSRCs Electric Circuits activity book to
inspire some of my hands-on activities.
Electricity is a topic that can be somewhat abstract for students so I tried my best to fit in
as many hands-on activities as possible (setting up circuits and batteries etc.) so that they could get
a better visualization and understanding of the more conceptual topics. I also used three
labs/hands-on activities as summative assessments as to create more focus on engagement in the
unit rather than just quizzes and tests. I did however incorporate two quizzes as summative
assessments as I felt those would be the best way to assess how well the students can work with
important electrical energy formulas and calculations. At the end of the unit, I also included a
final unit exam, however it is not weighted heavily, so that again, the focus of this unit is hands-on
engagement. The unit test was incorporated so that I could see the students final understandings
of the outcomes in the unit. I also included an electrical energy research project focused on
inquiry into different energy sources. I think this will help prepare the students for future research
skills they will need in high school.
I continued on with the weekly science tutorials already set in place by my TA as I think it
is important to often keep with routine as well as review material students need more help on. I
hope to do an information-and-interest survey with my students on my first day and incorporate
some of their own interests that can be related to electricity into the lessons as well. I also hope the
information I collect from them in the survey will help me make sure all of their individual needs
are addressed and met as I teach them this unit.
Overall, I hope this unit is engaging, interactive, and elicits further science inquiry by my
students.

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Topic Outline
Topic 1: Electric Charges
Producing Charges
Understanding
Electric Charges
and their
Interactions
Defining Materials:
Conductors to
Insulators
Neutralizing
Charges
Preventing
Electrostatic Buildup

Topic 2: Electricity Within a


Circuit
Circuit Diagrams
and Elements
Measuring Current
Measuring Voltage
Comparing
Electricity to Rivers

Topic 3: Resisting Charge


Movement
Introduction to
resistance
Topic 4: The Energy
Calculating
Connection
Resistance
Defining Energy
Resistors
Heat and Electricity
Electricity to
Circuit Types
Motion
Electricity in

Motion to
Houses

Electricity
Electricity to Light
Light to Electricity

Unit 4
Electrical
Principles and
Technologies

Topic 5: Portable Power


Electrochemical
Cells
Types of Cells
Building Batteries

Topic 6: Generators and


Motors
Electricity to
Magnetism
Electromagnets
Magnetism to
Electricity
Generator Make-up
DC Generators
DC Motors
AC Motors

Topic 7: Electricity in the


Home
Electricity in Power
Grids
From Power Grids to
Your House
Home Wiring
Digital Devices
Measuring Electrical
Power
Paying for Electricity
Power Ratings
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Types of Bulbs
Electrical Safety

Topic 8: Electricity and the


Environment
Electric Energy from
Burning Fuels
Effects of Fossil Fuels
Electric Energy From
Rivers
Energy from Atomic
Reactions
Environment Heating
Cogeneration
Alternative Energy
Sources

Learning Outcomes
(GLOs are bolded and SLOs are bulleted)

Outcomes for Science, Technology and Society (STS) and Knowledge


Students will:
1. Investigate and interpret the use of devices to convert various forms of energy to
electrical energy, and electrical energy to other forms of energy
(1.1K)identify, describe and interpret examples of mechanical, chemical, thermal, electrical
and light energy
(1.2K)investigate and describe evidence of energy transfer and transformation
(1.3K) investigate and evaluate the use of different electrodes, electrolytes and electrolytic
concentrations in designing electrical storage cells
(1.4K) construct, use and evaluate devices for transforming mechanical energy into
electrical energy and for transforming electrical energy into mechanical energy
modify the design of an electrical device, and observe and evaluate resulting changes
2. Describe technologies for transfer and control of electrical energy
(2.1K)assess the potential danger of electrical devices, by referring to the voltage and
current rating (amperage) of the devices; and distinguish between safe and unsafe activities
(2.2K)distinguish between static and current electricity, and identify example evidence of
each
(2.3K)identify electrical conductors and insulators, and compare the resistance of different
materials to electric flow
(2.4K)use switches and resistors to control electrical flow, and predict the effects of these
and other devices in given applications
(2.5K)describe, using models, the nature of electrical current; and explain the relationship
among current, resistance and voltage
(2.6K)measure voltages and amperages in circuits
! apply Ohms law to calculate resistance, voltage and current in simple circuits
(2.7K) develop, test and troubleshoot circuit designs for a variety of specific purposes, based
on low voltage circuits
(2.8K)investigate toys, models and household appliances; and draw circuit diagrams to
show the flow of electricity through them
(2.9K)identify similarities and differences between microelectronic circuits and circuits in a
house
3. Identify and estimate energy inputs and outputs for example devices and systems,
and evaluate the efficiency of energy conversions.
(3.1K) identify the forms of energy inputs and outputs in a device or system
(3.2K)apply appropriate units, measures and devices in determining and describing
quantities of energy
transformed by an electrical device, by:
! measuring amperage and voltage, and calculating the number of watts consumed by an
electrical device, using the formula P = IV [power (in watts) = current (in amps) ~ voltage
(in volts)]
! calculating the quantity of electric energy, in joules, transformed by an electrical device,

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(3.3K)apply the concepts of conservation of energy and efficiency to the analysis of energy
devices
(3.4K)compare energy inputs and outputs of a device, and calculate its efficiency, using the
formula,
percent efficiency = energy output/energy input ~ 100
(3.5K)investigate and describe techniques for reducing waste of energy in common
household devices
4. Describe and discuss the societal and environmental implications of the use of
electrical energy
(4.1K) identify and evaluate sources of electrical energy, including oil, gas, coal, biomass,
wind and solar
(4.2K) describe the by-products of electrical generation and their impacts on the
environment
(4.3K)identify example uses of electrical technologies, and evaluate technologies in terms
of benefits and impacts
(4.4K)identify concerns regarding conservation of energy resources, and evaluate means for
improving the sustainability of energy use.

Skill Outcomes
Initiating and Planning
Students will:
Ask questions about the relationships between and among observable variables, and
plan investigations to address those questions
(1.1S) propose alternative solutions to a given practical problem, select one, and develop a
plan
(1.2S)identify questions to investigate arising from practical problems and issues
(1.3S)rephrase questions in a testable form, and clearly define practical problems
(1.4S)state a prediction and a hypothesis based on background information or an observed
pattern of events
(1.5S)formulate operational definitions of major variables in the study of electrical circuits
Performing and Recording
Students will:
Conduct investigations into the relationships between and among observations, and
gather and record qualitative and quantitative data
(2.1S) use tools and apparatus safely
(2.2S)estimate measurements
(2.3S)use instruments effectively and accurately for collecting data
Analyzing and Interpreting
Students will:
Analyze qualitative and quantitative data, and develop and assess possible explanations
(3.1S)test the design of a constructed device or system
(3.2S)evaluate designs and prototypes in terms of function, reliability, safety, efficiency,
use of materials and impact on the environment
(3.3S)identify and correct practical problems in the way a prototype or constructed device

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(3.4S)identify and suggest explanations for discrepancies in data
(3.5S)identify potential sources of error, and determine the amount of error in a given
measurement
Communication and Teamwork
Students will:
Work collaboratively on problems; and use appropriate language and formats to
communicate ideas, procedures and results.
(4.1S) work cooperatively with team members to develop and carry out a plan, and
troubleshoot problems as they arise
(4.2S) communicate questions, ideas, intentions, plans and results, using lists, notes in point
form, sentences, data tables, graphs, drawings, oral language and other means
(4.3S) defend a given position on an issue or problem based on their findings

Attitude Outcomes
Interest in Science (1A)
Students will be encouraged to:
Show interest in science-related questions and issues, and confidently pursue personal
interests and career possibilities within science-related fields
Mutual Respect (2A)
Students will be encouraged to:
Appreciate that scientific understanding evolves from the interaction of ideas involving
people with different views and backgrounds.
Scientific Inquiry (3A)
Students will be encouraged to:
Seek and apply evidence when evaluating alternative approaches to investigations, problems
and issues.
Collaboration (4A)
Students will be encouraged to:
Work collaboratively in carrying out investigations and in generating and evaluating ideas.
Stewardship (5A)
Students will be encouraged to:
Demonstrate sensitivity and responsibility in pursuing a balance between the needs of
humans and a sustainable environment.
Safety (6A)
Students will be encouraged to:
Show concern for safety in planning, carrying out and reviewing activities.

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Legend:
Red text denotes summative
assessments
Science tutorials are weekly
grade wide review sessions

Unit-at-a-Glance Overview

Name: Alyssa Andreachuk Unit: Electrical Principles and Technologies Dates: Feb. 24- Apr. 16, 2014 (TA teaches from Feb. 24 to Mar. 4th)

Unit Introduction
Producing Charges

Understanding
Electric Charges and
their Interactions

Science tutorial 1

Topic Review
Electricity in a Circuit

Light that Bulb?


Due March 12th

Calculations and
Circuits Quiz

Super Cell Sleuth


Due March 27th

Science tutorial 2

Science tutorial 3

Science tutorial 4

Generator Make-up
DC Generators

Measuring Electric Power


Paying for Electricity
Power Ratings

Classroom
Management and
Student Teacher intro

Science tutorial 5

Electricity to Motion
Motion to Electricity

Science tutorial 6

Science tutorial 7
Research time

Neutralizing
Charges

Circuit Diagrams and


Elements
Measuring Current

Electricity to
Magnetism
Electromagnets

Electricity to Light
Light to Electricity

Generators, Motors
& Calculations Quiz

Building a Battery
Due March 31st

Electricity Unit
Test

Electricity in Power Grids


From Power Grids to
Your House

Defining Energy
Heat and Electricity

Electrochemical Cells
Types of Cells

Magnetism to
Electricity

Home Wiring
Digital Devices

Intro to Research Project


Burning Fuels
Effects of Fossil Fuels

Comparing Electricity
to Rivers

Device Efficiency
Types of Bulbs
Electrical Safety

Electrical Energy
Research Projects Due

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Measuring Voltage

R
DC Motors
AC Motors

Preventing
Electrostatic Build-up

F
Circuit Types
Electricity in Houses

R
Introduction to
resistance
Calculating resistance
Resistors

M
-Electric Energy from Rivers
-Energy from Atomic Reactions
-Heating, Cogeneration, Alternative

Defining Materials:
Conductors to
Insulators

Daily Unit Schedule


Lesson

Relative SLOs

-(1.1K) identify, describe etc.


examples of mechanical,
chemical, thermal, electrical and
light energy
-(2.2K) distinguish between static
and current electricity

-(2.2K) distinguish between static


and current electricity

Topic(s)

Time
5 min.

-Unit Introduction
-Producing Charges

33 min.
5 min.

-(2.3K) identify conductors and


insulators and compare resistance

-(1.1K) identify, describe etc.


examples of mechanical,
chemical, thermal, electrical and
light energy
-(2.2K) distinguish between static
and current electricity

-(2.2K) distinguish between static


and current electricity

-Neutralizing Charges

-Preventing Electrostatic
Build-up

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Discussion

-Overview of how charges are


produced

-Discussion and
observation

-Demo of charge production


-Class does demos w/worksheet

-Worksheet and
observation

Intro- Define material examples

Discussion

33 min.

-Conductor/Insulator lab/demo
-SMART Board activity & discussion

-Observation and
discussion

5 min.
5 min.

Exit Slip
Intro- What does neutral mean?

Answers on exit slip


Discussion

33 min.

-Grounding videos on YouTube


-Neutralization activity sheet

Observation and
discussion

5 min.
5 min.

Exit Slip

Answers on exit slip

Intro-What do dryer sheets do?

Discussion

15 min.

-Video on dryer sheets


-Static electricity activity

Observation and
discussion

5 min.

Exit slip

Answers on exit slip

5 min.
5 min.

Intro- How is a charge produced?

Answers on exit slip

33 min.

-Defining Materials:
Conductors to Insulators

Assessments

Exit Slip
Intro- What charges attract each
other?
-SMART Board activity and
presentation
-Class demo with discussion
Exit Slip

5 min.

-Understanding Electric
Charges and their
Interactions

Learning Activities

Discussion
-Observation and
discussion
Answers on exit slip

Lesson

Relative SLOs
-(2.4K) use switches and resistors
to control electrical flow

Topic(s)
-Topic Review
-Electricity in a Circuit

Time

Learning Activities

5 min.

Intro- What are some circuit


examples?
-Review Jeopardy game for Topic 1
-SMART Board presentation
introducing circuit elements
Exit slip
Intro- What area do you need help
with in electricity?
Activities will vary depending on
help needed (ex. Jeopardy, review
worksheets etc.)

Answers on exit slip

5 min.

Exit Slip

Answers on exit slip

5 min.

Introduce myself
-More background on myself and my
science knowledge
-Intro to the unit
-Classroom management
expectations etc.
Exit slip/ Student survey
Intro-What do you remember
about circuits?

33 min.
5 min.
5 min.

10

-All knowledge SLOs covered in


the first 6 lessons with a focus on
the most difficult topics

-(1A) show interest in sciencerelated questions and issues


-(2A) appreciate that scientific
understanding evolves from the
interaction of ideas involving
different people

-(2.4K) use switches and resistors


to control electrical flow
-(2.6K) measure voltages and
amperages in circuits
-(2.5K) describe with models the
nature of electrical current
-(2.6K) measure voltages and
amperages in circuits
-(2.7K) test and troubleshoot
circuit designs

-Science Tutorial 1

33 min.

-Classroom Management
-Student Teacher Intro

33 min.
5 min.
5 min.

-Circuit Diagrams and


Elements
-Measuring Current

33 min.

-Measuring Voltage
-Comparing Electricity to
Rivers

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Assessments
Discussion
Discussion

Discussion
Discussion and
observation

Discussion

Answers on surveys
Discussion

-SMART Board with circuit


diagrams
-Circuit hands on activity

Discussion and
observation

5 min.
5 min.

Exit slip

Answers on exit slip

Intro- What is voltage?

Discussion

15 min.

-Demo with volt meters


-Water demo

Discussion and
observation

5 min.

Exit slip

Answers on exit slip

Lesson

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12

Relative SLOs
-(2.4K) use switches and resistors
to control electrical flow
-(2.5K) describe with models the
nature of electrical current
-(2.7K) test and troubleshoot
circuit designs
-various skills and attitude SLOS,
see assessment chart
-All knowledge SLOs covered
since tutorial 1 with a focus on
difficult topics

Topic(s)

-Light that Bulb?

Time

Learning Activities

5 min.

Intro- What is a circuit? How do


they work?
-Instructions on how to set up a
circuit with min demo
-Group work doing the lab
-Discussion about the lab
-Clean up

33 min.

-Science Tutorial 2

5 min.

Exit slip

5 min.

Intro- What area do you need help


with in electricity?
Activities will vary depending on
help needed (ex. Jeopardy, review
worksheets etc.)
Exit Slip
Intro- What does it mean to resist?
How does that apply to electricity?
-SMART Board presentation on
resistance and resistors
-Resistance calculations activity sheet
Exit slip
Intro- Where do we use circuits
everyday?

33 min.
5 min.

13

14

-(2.6K) measure voltages and


amperages in circuits (apply
Ohms law to calculate resistance,
voltage and current in simple
circuits)
-(2.7K) test and troubleshoot
circuit designs
-(2.8K) investigate toys, models
and household appliances and
draw circuit diagrams of them
-(2.9K) identify similarities and
differences between
microelectronic circuits and
house circuits

5 min.

-Intro to resistance
-Calculating resistance
-Resistors

33 min.
5 min.
5 min.

-Circuit Types
-Electricity in Houses

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33 min.

-SMART Board Presentation on


circuit types and house electricity
-Constructing circuits hands-on
activity

5 min.

Exit slip

Assessments
Discussion
Observation and
discussion
Answers on exit slip
Discussion
Discussion and
observation
Answers on exit slip
Discussion
Discussion and activity
sheet answers
Exit slip answers
Discussion

Answers on exit slips

Lesson

15

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17

Relative SLOs
-(1.1K) identify, describe etc.
examples of mechanical, chemical,
thermal, electrical & light energy
-(2.1K) assess potential dangers of
electrical devices by looking at
amperage and voltage
-(1.1K) identify, describe etc.
examples of mechanical, chemical,
thermal, electrical and light energy
-(1.5K) modify the design of an
electrical device, and observe
resulting changes
-(2.2K) distinguish between static
and current electricity
-(2.3K) identify conductors and
insulators and compare resistance
-(2.4K) use switches and resistors to
control electrical flow
-(2.6-2.9K)- see learning outcomes
-several skills and attitude SLOs,
see assessment chart

-All knowledge SLOs covered since


tutorial 2 with a focus on difficult
topics

Topic(s)

Time
5 min.

-Defining Energy
-Electricity and Heat

15 min.
5 min.
15 min.

-Calculations and
Circuits Quiz

-Science Tutorial 3

Discussion
Observation and
discussion
Answers on exit slips
Observation and
discussion

Exit slip

Answers on exit slips

5 min.

Preview for next topic on mechanical


energy

Discussion

5 min.

Intro- What area do you need help


with in electricity?
Activities will vary depending on
help needed (ex. Jeopardy, review
worksheets etc.)
Exit Slip

33 min.

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Assessments

5 min.

5 min.

Learning Activities
Intro- What does energy mean to
you?
-SMART Board activity about heat
and electricity
-Demo
Exit slip
-SMART Board activity about heat
and electricity
-Demo

Discussion
Discussion and
observation
Answers on exit slip

Lesson

18

Relative SLOs
-(1.4K) construct, use and evaluate
devices for transforming mechanical
energy to electrical energy and vice
versa

Topic(s)
-Electricity to
Motion
-Motion to
Electricity

Time

Learning Activities

Assessments

5 min.

Intro- What converts motion to


electricity?

Discussion

33 min.
5 min.

19

-(1.1K) identify, describe etc. examples


of mechanical, chemical, thermal,
electrical and light energy
-(1.2K) investigate & describe energy
transfer & transformation

5 min.
-Electricity to Light
-Light to Electricity

33 min.
5 min.

20

21

-(1.3K) investigate the use of different


electrodes, electrolytes etc. in designing
electrical cells

-(1.2K) investigate & describe energy


transfer and transformation
-(1.3K) investigate the use of different
electrodes, electrolytes etc. in designing
electrical cells
-(2.5K) describe with models the nature of
electrical current
-(2.6K) measure voltages and amperages in
circuits
-(2.7K) test and troubleshoot circuit designs
-(3.1K) identify forms of energy inputs and
outputs
-several skill and attitude SLOs, see
assessment chart

33 min.

-Electrochemical
Cells
-Types of Cells

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Discussion and
observation
Answers on exit slips
Discussion
Discussion and
observation
Answers on exit slip
Discussion and
observation

5 min.

Exit slip

Answers on exit slip

3 min.

Exit slip
Intro- Review what an
electrochemical cell is and its parts

Answers on exit slip

5 min.

-Super Cell Sleuth

-SMART Board presentation about


generators
-Generator lab/demo
Exit slip
Intro- Who has heard of solar
panels? Do you know how they
work?
-SMART Board introduction to light
and electricity
-Show Me the Light Activity!
Exit slip
-SMART Board introduction to light
and electricity
-Show Me the Light Activity!

Discussion

33 min.

-Lab explanation and instructions


Students will perform the Super Cell
Sleuth lab in groups and make
observations and notes as they go for
their write up
-Clean up

Discussion and
observation

5 min.

Exit slips

Answers on exit slips

Lesson

22

Relative SLOs
-All knowledge SLOs covered
since tutorial 3 with a focus on
difficult topics

Topic(s)

-Science Tutorial 4

Time

Learning Activities

Assessments

5 min.

Intro- What area do you need help


with in electricity?

Discussion

33 min.
5 min.

23

-(1.5K) modify the design of an


electrical device, and observe
resulting changes (ex. changes in
the orientation and placement of
magnets)

5 min.
-Electricity to Magnetism
-Electromagnets

33 min.
5 min.

24

25

-(1.5K) modify the design of an


electrical device, and observe
resulting changes
-(2.6K) measure voltages and
amperages in circuits
-(2.7K) test and troubleshoot
circuit designs
-(3.1K) identify forms of energy
inputs and outputs
-several skill and attitude SLOs,
see assessment chart
-(1.5K) modify the design of an
electrical device, and observe
resulting changes (ex. changes in
the orientation and placement of
magnets)

33 min.

-Building a Battery

-Magnetism to Electricity

Discussion and
observation
Answers on exit slip
Discussion
Discussion
Answers on exit slips
Discussion

5 min.

Exit slip

Answers on exit slips

5 min.

Exit slip

Answers on exit slips

5 min.

Intro- Review of magnets


-SMART Board presentation about
magnetism to electricity
-Demo from page 312 done in
student groups
Exit slip

Discussion

17 min.
3 min.

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Activities will vary depending on


help needed (ex. Jeopardy, review
worksheets etc.)
Exit Slip
Intro- What do you know about
magnets? Which ends attract
which?
-Magnet demo
-SMART Board presentation on
electromagnets
Exit slip
-Magnet demo
-SMART Board presentation on
electromagnets

Observation and
discussion
Answers on exit slips

Lesson

Relative SLOs

26

-(1.4K) construct, use and evaluate


devices for transforming mechanical
energy to electrical energy and vice
versa

Topic(s)
-Generator Make-up
-DC Generators

Time

Learning Activities

Assessments

5 min.

Intro- Review generators

Discussion

33 min.

Activity sheet answers


Observation
Answers on exit slips

5 min.

-SMART Board intro to Generators


-DC Generator activity and sheet
Exit slip
Intro- What area do you need help
with in electricity?
Activities will vary depending on
help needed (ex. Jeopardy, review
worksheets etc.)
Exit Slip

5 min.

Intro- What makes cars run? How


do they work?

5 min.
5 min.

27

28

-All knowledge SLOs covered since


tutorial 4 with a focus on difficult
topics

-(1.4K) construct, use and evaluate


devices for transforming mechanical
energy to electrical energy and vice
versa

-Science Tutorial 5

33 min.

-DC Motors
-AC Motors

29

30

-(4.3K) identify electrical


technologies and evaluate them
-(2.9K) identify similarities and
differences between microelectronic
circuits and house circuits

Exit slip

Answers on exit slips

5 min.

Exit slip
Intro- Do your cell phones use
electricity? How?
-Take apart my old cell phone
-SMART Board presentation on
digital devices and home wiring
Exit slip

Answers on exit slips

5 min.
17 min.
3 min.

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Discussion

5 min.

33 min.

-Home Wiring
-Digital Devices

Answers on exit slip

Answers on exit slips

33 min.

-Electricity in Power
Grids
-From Power Grids to
Your House

Discussion and
observation

-SMART Board presentation on


motor types
-Lets Get Motoring! activity in
groups
Exit slip
-SMART Board presentation on
motor types
-Lets Get Motoring! activity in
groups

5 min.
-(2.1K) assess potential dangers of
electrical devices by looking at
amperage and voltage
-(2.9K) identify similarities and
differences between microelectronic
circuits and house circuits

Discussion

Discussion and
observation

Discussion and
observation

Discussion
Discussion and
observation
Answers on exit slips

Lesson

31

Relative SLOs
-(3.2K) apply appropriate units using
P=IV and E=PXt formulas
-(3.3K) apply concepts of
conservation of energy and efficiency
to analyze devices
-(3.5K) investigate techniques for
reducing waste of energy at home

Topic(s)
-Measuring Electrical
Power
-Paying for Electricity
-Power Ratings

Time

Learning Activities

Assessments

5 min.

Intro- Stats on electricity bills and


energy consumption discussion

Discussion

33 min.

-SMART Board presentation with


problem examples and power ratings
-Calculations worksheet

Discussion and worksheet

5 min.
5 min.

32

33

34

-All knowledge SLOs covered since


tutorial 5

-All of the 3K GLO SLOs


-(1.4K) evaluate devices for mechanical
to electrical and vice versa
-(1.5K) modify the design of an
electrical device
-(2.1K) assess potential dangers of
devices and identify safe and unsafe
activities
-(4.3K) identify electrical technologies
and evaluate them
-various skills & attitude outcomes, see
assessment chart

-(3.1K) identify forms of energy


inputs and outputs
-(3.4K) calculate device efficiency
-(2.1K) assess potential dangers of
devices and identify safe and unsafe
activities

-Science Tutorial 6

33 min.
5 min.
5 min.

-Generators, Motors
and Calculations Quiz

33 min.

5 min.
5 min.
-Device Efficiency
-Types of Bulbs
-Electrical Safety

33 min.
5 min.

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Exit slip
Intro- What area do you need help
with in electricity?
Activities will vary depending on
help needed (ex. Jeopardy, review
worksheets etc.)
Exit Slip

Answers on exit slips


Discussion
Discussion and
observation
Answers on exit slip

Instructions for test


-Students will work on their quiz
-Students done their quiz early will
start on a preview activity for device
efficiency, bulb types and electrical
safety.
Preview for next topic on efficiency,
bulbs and safety
Intro- Hold up light bulbs and
discuss types
-SMART Board presentation about
bulb types, safety and efficiency
problems
-Efficiency problems worksheet
Exit slip

Quiz and preview activity


answers

Discussion
Discussion
Discussion and worksheet
Answers to exit slips

Lesson

35

36

37

38

39*

Relative SLOs
-(4.1K) identify and evaluate electrical
energy sources
-(4.2K) describe electrical generation byproducts

Topic(s)
-Research Project
-Electric Energy
from Fuels
-Fossil Fuel
Effects

-(4.1K) identify and evaluate electrical


energy sources
-(4.2K) describe electrical generation byproducts and environmental impact
-(4.3K) identify electrical technologies and
evaluate them
-(4.4K) identify concerns about energy
conservation

-Electrical Energy
from Rivers
-Energy from
Atomic Reactions
-Heating,
Cogeneration,
Alternative
Energy Sources

-All knowledge SLOs covered since


tutorial 6
-All SLOs covered in lessons 35 and 36 for
the research work time section

-Science Tutorial
7
-Research work
time

-All knowledge SLOs


-(1.5S) formulate operational definitions
- (3A) Seek and apply evidence

*I will come pick these up from the school


after culmination day ends at the U of L.

Time

Learning Activities

Assessments

3 min.

Intro- What are fossil fuels? How do they


relate to energy?

Discussion

19 min.

-Explanation of research project


-SMART Board presentation about fossil fuels
and their effects

Discussion

3 min.

Exit slips

Answers on exit
slips

5 min.

Intro- What are some other sources of energy


you know of?

Discussion

35 min.

-SMART Board presentation about other


energy sources
-Time to work on research projects on
computers

Discussion and
observation

3 min.

Exit slip

Answers on exit
slips

5 min.

Intro- What area do you need help with in


electricity?
-Activities will vary depending on help needed
-Research work time since the project relates to
prior lessons
Exit Slip

35 min.
3 min.
3 min.

-Electricity Unit
Test

-Electrical Energy
Research Projects
Due

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Discussion
Discussion and
observation
Answers on exit slip

Go over exam instructions

37 min.

-Students will write their exam individually


-Students who finish early may start on their
exit slip and continue work on their research
project

3 min.

Exit slips to evaluate me (last day!)

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Exam

Research project
papers

Materials and Equipment


Activity

Daily Lessons

Materials and
Equipment

Date Needed

March 3rd-April 16th

SMART Board
Laptop
Science Focus 9
Textbooks
Circuit set-up materials

Monday, March 10th

2 D-Cells (without
holders)
4 copper wires (with
alligator clips
1 knife switch
1 3.7V bulb (without
holder)
*Multiply each supply number
by 10 for 10 groups

Monday, March 24th

Latex gloves
Dilute sulphuric acid
Distilled water
Paper towel
Salt solution
Tap water
0-5 V voltmeter
0-1 A ammeter
Beaker or battery jar
4 conducting wires
Aluminum strip
2 copper strips
Zinc strips
Steel wool
*Multiply each supply by 8 for 8
groups

Thursday, March 27th

0-5 V voltmeter
1 3.7V bulb
4 copper wires (with
alligator clips)
3 different
batteries/cells
*Multiply each supply by 8 for 8
groups

Light That Bulb?

Super Cell Sleuth

Building A Battery

Electrical Energy
Research

Friday, April 11th


Monday, April 14th
Tuesday, April 15th

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Computers for each


student (lab time
booked for Mon. April
14th & Tues. April
15th)
Electrical energy books
and magazines

Learning Resources
Print Resources
Alberta Education. (2003). Alberta Program of Studies: Science: Grades 7-8-9.
Canada: Alberta Learning.
Mah, K., J. Martha, L. McClelland, J. Milross, J. Neal and L. Sandner. (2002). Science in
Action 9. Canada.: Addison Wesley.
Student text
Teacher resource guide
Makar, D., S.L. Jeans, D. Lindenberg, B. Edgar, T.L. Rising, G. Jasper, D. Gue, J. Martin,
B. McGuire, D.A. Roberts and J. Goldie. (2002). ScienceFocus 9: Science,
Technology, Society. Toronto, ON.: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.
Student text
Teacher resource guide
Miller, L. M.K. Winkler, L. Akgulian, L. Harteker and D. Sawicki. (1991). Electric
Circuits. Washington, DC.: National Science Resources Center.
Student activity book
Teachers guide
Online Resources
Various Ideas off Pinterest
http://www.pinterest.com/theonesarah/the-class/
Community Resources
Jaime Roberts, Science Teacher at Winston Churchill High School in Lethbridge, AB.
Circuit activity ideas
Worksheets

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