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Science Term 2, 2018


Watch the video below and post your answers to the questions as a comment. Then draw a labelled cut-away diagram of a battery in your science book.

 

Great websites to go to for information.

http://www.ducksters.com/science/energy.php

 

Understanding electricity and physics!!

Use this link to watch a short video that explains how batteries work.

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/physics/electricity.html

 NOW:

  • MAKE A LIST OF WORDS YOU NEED TO SPELL WHEN TALKING ABOUT ELECTRICITY.

Work and Energy Energy Kinetic Energy Potential Energy Work Power

Read more at: http://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/

AlessandroVolta_BatteryMaker1

AlessandroVolta_BatteryMaker2

 

A) Create timeline of events in Volta’s life in chronological order.

B) In pairs, play the roles of Galvani or Volta in a debate about who is correct.

Write the for and against arguments for these two scientists to document your ideas.

 

Answer these questions after discussing them with your science group.

One person can type the answers on a Pages document.

Share the document.

  1. Why did the scientists disagree?

  2. What was the first thing Volta did when he disagreed with Galvani? Why?

  3. Did either of them change their ideas? Did they change other people’s ideas?

  4. What could have happened if Volta had agreed with Galvani?

  5. Do you think this cartoon is reliable?

  6. Can we trust the information? Why?

  7. Who do you think could have written it? Why?

 Some Web Pages that we can use for find out about energy:

https://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=cwp_coal

 

Riddles and Jokes

https://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=riddles

https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/3128921/forms-of-energy-riddles

 

http://lagospowerkids.gov.ng/schools/ac/electrical-jokes-and-riddles/

Top Ten Funny Electrical ‘Shorts

  1. What is the definition of a shock absorber?
    A careless electrician.
  2. Do you know how an electrician tells if he’s working with AC or DC power? If it’s AC, his teeth chatter when he grabs the conductors. If it’s DC, they just clamp together.
  3. What did the light bulb say to the generator?
    I really get a charge out of you.
  4. What Thomas Edison’s mother might have said to her son: Of course I’m proud that you invented the electric light bulb.
    Now turn it off and get to bed.
  5. Sign on the side of the electrician’s van: Let Us Get Rid of Your Shorts.
  6. Two atoms were walking down the street one day, when one of them exclaimed, ‘Oh no – I’ve lost an electron!’
    ‘Are you sure?’ the other one asked.
    ‘Yes,’ replied the first one, ‘I’m positive.’
  7. Why are electricians always up to date?
    Because they are “current” specialists.
  8. What would you call a power failure?
    A current event.
  9. Did you hear about the silly gardener?
    He planted a light bulb and thought he would get a power plant.
  10. How do you pick out a dead battery from a pile of good ones?
    It’s got no spark.

Biographies

Famous Scientists

Read through these famous scientists. You will be picking one to write a biography about. No more than two people can choose the same scientist.

Energise Me!

 

Alessandro Volta. Read the following cartoon and make notes relevant to our studies.

AlessandroVolta_BatteryMaker

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