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Closed Circuits Activities for 5th Grade Science

The resources below will provide students a comprehensive understanding of closed circuits. All of the following lessons are also included in the Kesler Science Membership.

The Closed Circuits 5E Lesson includes materials for every "E" phase, including the Closed Circuits Station Lab for Exploration and an interactive PowerPoint with digital INB templates for Explanation.

The lesson also includes introduction materials for Engagement, student-choice project ideas for Elaboration, and assessments for Evaluation.

After completing the Closed Circuits 5E Lesson, students will be able to demonstrate that the flow of electricity in closed circuits can produce light, heat, or sound.

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Essential Questions and Standards

Below are the essential questions and standards associated with the lessons and activities included in the closed circuits unit. This topic is only one of many 5th grade science topics included in the Kesler Science Membership.

Essential Questions
  • How does electricity move through closed circuits?
  • How can electricity produce light, heat, and sound?
  • 5.6 B - Demonstrate that the flow of electricity in closed circuits can produce light, heat, or sound

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