Grades 3 – 8
Learn about the electrical discoveries made by Franklin (and some other famous electrical scientists) as you try your own experiments with static electricity, electromagnets, circuits and much more.
CT Grades 3 – 5 Core Scientific Inquiry, Literacy and Numeracy
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: Scientific inquiry is a thoughtful and coordinated attempt to search out, describe, explain and predict natural phenomena.
SCIENTIFIC LITERACY: Scientific literacy includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and writing about science.
SCIENTIFIC NUMERACY: Mathematics provides useful tools for the description, analysis and presentation of scientific data and ideas.
3.1 Materials have properties that can be identified and described through the use of simple tests.
B 1 Sort and classify materials based on properties such as dissolving in water, sinking and floating, conducting heat, and attracting to magnets.
4.4 Electrical and magnetic energy can be transferred and transformed.
B 14 Describe how batteries and wires can transfer energy to light a light bulb.
B 15 Explain how simple electrical circuits can be used to determine which materials conduct electricity.
B 16 Describe the properties of magnets, and how they can be used to identify and separate mixtures of solid materials.
5.4 Humans have the capacity to build and use tools to advance the quality of their lives.
B 25 Describe the uses of different instruments, such as eye glasses, magnifiers, periscopes and telescopes, to enhance our vision.