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Applies to:


Science, Statistics

Board Grade(s)

CBSE Grade 10, ICSE Grade 9


We all know the words around electricity — “charge,” “positive,” “battery” and more. But where do they come from and what do they really mean? Let the history of these words illuminate the physics of electric phenomena.

Learning Resource


Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  1. Relate the flow of electrons to current.
  2. Correlate the flow of water with the flow of electricity in a system.
  3. Explain that static electricity is the buildup of a charge (either net positive or net negative) over a surface.
  4. Compare and contrast two forms of electricity—current and static.
  5. Name a few engineering careers that involve electricity.

Teaching Aids

    • Suggested Teaching Method

      1. Show Video
      2. Set Expectations
      3. Exercise to elicit thinking
      4. Apply/Assess
      5. Discussion with briefing
    • Assessment Template

    • Additional Resources