Electrical Engineers

Kelly Hudson
Fourth-grade students learned about electricity in science. Students used balloons, saran wrap and a Van De Graaff Generator to investigate static electricity. Students learned that just like magnetism, like charges repel and unlike charges attract. Students were challenged to light a lightbulb using a battery, wire, and a lightbulb. Once students learned the basics of open and closed circuits, they investigated switches, series circuits, parallel circuits, buzzers, motors and electromagnets. Students also took on the role of electrical engineers as they designed, built, tested and improved propeller-driven cars. You can click on this link to get a glimpse into the classroom.