Demonstrates understanding of basic technology and telecommunication
Operates Basic technology tools and applications
CSTA Level I Standard 4: (3rd to 5th) Use general purpose productivity
tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, remediate skill
deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum.
CSTA Level I Standard 5: (3rd to 5th) Use technology tools for
individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing
activities to create presentations, and publishing activities to create
presentations for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
CSTA Level I Standard 9: (3rd to 5th) Determine which technology is
useful and select the appropriate tools and technology resources to
address a variety of tasks and problems.
S5P3: Students will investigate
the electricity, magnetism, and their relationship.
b. Determine the necessary components for completing an electric
circuit. M5P1: Students will solve
problems (using appropriate technology).
Students will identify flow of current in simple Electrical Circuits.
Students will identify and create drawings of Series and Parallel
Circuits with the elements of Battery, resistors, Conductors, and
Project Requirements Basic:
1. Create a Diagram with Presentation software that shows a simple
Circuit with the following elements:
b. Conductor Path
c. resistor (Light Bulb)
2. Create two diagrams comparing Series and Parallel Circuits.
3. Use schematic icons to create circuit drawings with Battery,
Conductor, Switch, and resistor.
1. Discuss how a light switch works. Compare Electricity to
2. Students go to following websites and define vocabulary words:
3. Start Open Office Impress and create a drawing of a simple
light bulb, battery, wire, and switch. Use drawing to convey flow
4. Create drawing of Series and Parallel Circuits
5. Create Electrical Diagram of simple circuit with one resistor,
switch, power source, and conductor.
6. Save presentation as "Lastname Circuits" in file area.
Optional Advanced Assignment:
Use Scratch to create a dynamic picture of an electrical circuit.
1. Use Sprites to represent Battery, Conductor, Switch, and Resistor.
2. Use movement to show flow of electrons around the circuit.
3. Use costume changes in Resistor and Switch sprite to show functions