C&I

Curriculum and Instruction

Standard 4 – Science
Alignment to Electric Circuits Jigsaw


Elementary: Physical Setting

Key Idea 4: Energy exists in many forms, and when these forms change energy is conserved.

  • Students observe the way one form of energy can be transformed into another form of energy present in common situations (e.g., mechanical to heat energy, mechanical to electrical energy, chemical to heat energy).

    Sample Task: Construct electrical cells from objects.

Intermediate: Physical Setting

Key Idea 3: Matter is made up of particles whose properties determine the observable characteristics of matter and its reactivity.

  • Students observe and describe the properties of materials such as density, conductivity, and solubility.

Key Idea 4: Energy exists in many forms, and when these forms change energy is conserved.

  • Students observe and describe the properties of sound, light, magnetism, and electricity

    Sample Task: Build an electromagnet and investigate the effects of using different types of core materials, varying thicknesses of wire, and different circuit types.

Key Idea 5: Energy and matter interact through forces that result in changes of motion.

  • Students observe, describe, and compare effects of forces (gravity, electric current, and magnetism) on the motion of objects.

Commencement: Physical Setting

Key Idea 4: Energy exists in many forms, and when these forms change energy is conserved.

  • Students observe and describe transmission of various forms of energy.

    Sample Task: Demonstrate through drawings, models, and diagrams how the potential energy that exists in chemical bonds of fossil fuels can be converted to electrical energy in a power plant (potential energy ---> heat energy ---> mechanical energy ---> electrical energy).
Last Updated: September 21, 2009