Teaching Electricity Strategies – submitted by Dave Gervais


This is the third part of a series of blogs written to suggest teaching methodology for the topic “Electricity”.  Brief descriptions of Parts One and Two have been included below.

Part One: Models: In the picture below, soup cans are used to represent students.  Actual students formed in a circle will pass and receive playing cards (electrons).  Students pass the cards on command, when the teacher says “PASS”.  A potential boost occurs at the battery, a potential drop at the light bulb.  Students are assigned roles at a switch, a load, or a battery.  At a load, the student can be asked to twirl at each pass to simulate work being done.

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Thanks for sharing Dave!

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