7th Grade Electricity Links
Edison Tech Center
This website combines engineering, technology and science into one great and informative site. Information is easy to follow, sorted by inventions or topics. Also a wonderful how-to website if you want to learn more about how or why things work. Many informative videos, searchable by topic.
Learn about current electricity. Scroll down the page and follow links to learn more about electricity.
Activity: Electricity and Tennis Balls
This hands-on activity demonstrates how direct current electricity works. The activity requires a use of tennis balls and help of students for "role-playing" of a battery and a bulb.
BBC: Changing Circuits
Try out this online experiment and practice assembling electrical circuits.
Kids can revise the material and take a quiz
PBS: Edison's Miracle of Light
Learn the difference between AC and DC. Click on different objects on
interactive illustration to learn more about them and what part they get to
play in generating electricity.
Electricity and Magnetism
Click on "Launch Gizmo" for an interactive explanation of electricity and
currents. Note: Shockwave Player is required.
How Stuff Works: Power Grid
Electricity Crossword Puzzle
Circuits and Conductors
Tic Tac Flashlight
Dialog for Kids: Electricity
Find information about electricity as a form of energy. View the comparison table of static and current electricity. Includes images, photos, and movies.
This nine-page PDF describes two activities designed for kids to work as a
whole class and in smaller groups to design and test conductivity of provided materials.
Circuit Construction Kit Simulation
Download this simulation and practice building virtual electrical circuits.
BrainPop: Electric Circuits
Watch an animated movie and learn about electricity, electrical circuits, and conductors and insulators. After watching the movie, take a quiz, do an experiment with conductors, and learn new words on the "Activity Page". User Name: clarkcor1
Conductors and Insulators
This is an animated feature about electricity, circuits, and conductivity.
Includes information about parallel and series circuits.
An online game using circuits and different power sources
PhET: Electric Field Hockey
Run this simulation at home, because the download may not work at school.