Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Electricity & Magnetism (grade 2)

Books:

The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip
Benjamin Franklin: Electrified the World with New Ideas
I've Discovered Electricity!
Ben Franklin His Wit and Wisdom From A - Z
Circuits, Shocks, and Lightning
The Story Behind Electricity
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin
Electricity & Magnetism
The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin
How Does a Waterfall Become Electricity
Electricity: Turn It On!
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself
Electricity
Electromagnetism and How it Works
Thomas Edison Wizard of Light and Sound


DVDs/Shows:

MSB Gets a Bright Idea
MSB Getting Energized
MSB Gets Charged
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Magnetism
Tesla: Master of Lightning
Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit the World


Activities:

Testing what's magnetic
seeing the magnetic field







magnetic pictures


draw & label parts of atom

Magic School Bus Electricity kit:
5 activities on Static Electricity : what causes it, how to get rid of it, see it make sparks, make it bend water, make it move cereal
testing conductivity of metals & fruits and which combination of 2 metals & 1 fruit create the most voltage:





Test conductors & insulators

4 experiments & 2 games from MSB kit, all dealing with circuits:







Creating an electromagnet


We also visited a ton of websites, but since I didn't list them as we visited, it would take way too much time to list all here. With future posts like this, I plan to write the post as we go, including the sites we use as well as the books, dvds, & activities. Hopefully, that will prevent the posts from having resources & activities missing.