Physical Science B SGI Lesson #19 (3-27-2019)


Introduction to Electricity






  • Relate the flow of electrons to current.
  • Correlate the flow of water with the flow of electricity in a system.
  • Explain that static electricity is the buildup of a charge (either net positive or net negative) over a surface.
  • Compare and contrast two forms of electricity—current and static.
  • Name a few engineering careers that involve electricity.


Course Digital Resources:

Link -> Mr. Tyler’s Physical Science Digital Resources

Presentation -> Presentation – Introduction to Electricity



atom: The basic unit of all elements of matter.

conductor: A substance that allows the easy movement of electricity.

current: Something that flows, such as a stream of water, air or electrons, in a definite direction.

electricity: The presence or movement of electric charges. Electric charge occurs when a net difference in charged particles (such as proton or electrons) exists.

electron: A particle in an atom that has a negative charge, and acts as the primary carrier of electricity.

insulator: A substance that does not allow the easy movement of electricity.

proton: A particle located in the nucleus of an atom that has a positive electrical charge.

static electricity: A stationary electric charge buildup on an insulating material.


Teacher’s Note: 

Before you leave today your paper and presentation should be done, shared to me at and printed out. This coming Monday you are going to be turning in the electricity unit, your paper, and presentation before taking the Unit 9 test on Electricity. The test will be written off the information provided in the unit. If it is in the unit it is fair game.



Task #1  – Electricity Unit Student Work 

I gave out copies of this PDF file to you on Monday. You need to have this work done before you leave today. If you have run into any problems let me know.

PDF -> Unit 9 – Electricity Unit Homework


Task #2 – Electrical Careers Research Project

I am going to be giving you a majority of our class time today to work on your project due to the amount of students who need access to technology. As you work I am going to be coming around and helping you.



Sign Up Sheet -> Electrical Careers

PDF -> PDF – Electrical Careers Research Project


Project Specifics:

For this project you needs to complete the following:

#1 – 5 Paragraph Research Paper explaining the electrical career you chose.

#2 – Google Slideshow with the following slides:

  • Title Slide (Name of Career and your name)
  • Hazards
  • Pay
  • How this job benefits society
  • Education required for position
  • Vacation time it allows
  • Duties the job entails
  • Hours of work
  • Work Environment

Due Date: 4-1-2019 (Make sure both paper and slideshow are printed out and ready to hand in.


Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-PS2-5. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current.


HS-PS3-1 Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.


HS-PS3-5. Develop and use a model of two objects interacting through electric or magnetic fields to illustrate the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction.


Lesson Plan Resources:

Website – Next Generation Science Standards

Website – Electricity Lesson Plan Inspiration 

Website – BookletOnElectricty

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