During this activity, students will brush up on their electricity knowledge by creating a pop-up card with a circuit attached. We encourage that you let your students try without assistance from the teacher. This will help your students put their knowledge and memory to the test helping your students truly understand and remember how to complete a simple circuit.
|Recommended Grade||3rd grade|
NC Science Standard: Force and Motion
see Current Events
1. Full understanding on how to complete a simple circuit
*Before starting this activity, the students must decide who the card is for and what will pop-up inside the card*
How to create the circuit:
Time Estimation: 60-75 minutes
We completed this activity with 2nd graders to introduce circuits. We found that this activity would be more successful in a higher grade after they have had experience creating a simple circuit and using it as a refresher activity.
We have not completed this activity with 3rd graders yet as a refresher activity, but expect much better results.