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These are my favorite websites to use when teaching my electricity unit.

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2. TechTopics:Electricity http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/topics/10a.html This is an interactive website that covers the important topics about electricity. 3. Theater of Electricity http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/toe.html This site from the Museum of Science of Boston deals primarily with the Van de Graaf generator - its history and how it works. It also goes into Leyden jars and tesla coil. Great if you do or dont have access to these tools in your classroom. 4. Dialogue for Kids: Electricity http://idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season6/electricity/ This is a companion site to an educational show on Idaho Public Television. Enables you to watch the show as well as link to activities. 5. Frankensteins Lightning Laboratory http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/frankenstein/index.html This site has an interactive activity on electrical safety, and activity about static electricity, and directions to make a lemon battery. 6. Static Electricity http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html This is a nice kid-friendly site explaining static electricity. Some activities are included to reinforce the concepts. 7. How Electricity Works http://science.howstuffworks.com/electricity.htm Part of the How Stuff Works site, it does exactly what is says - explains how electricity works. More suitable for teachers and older students. 8. The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/guide.html This a great interactive site with information, activities, and games that help students understand how electricity works. 9. Snacks About Electricity http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconelectricity.html This is part of the Exploratorium website and has activities students can do to learn about electricity. 10. AC/DC: Whats the Difference? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/edison/sfeature/acdc.html This is part of companion site to the PBS film Edison: The Miracle of Light. Just a nice little animation. 11. Energy Quest http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/about.html Energy Quest is the award-winning energy education website of the California Energy Commission. With the amount of content on this site, its no surprise that is won awards. 12. The Shocking Truth About Electricity http://library.thinkquest.org/6064/main.html This is a greatThinkQuest designed by students for students. Everything from the history of electricity to circuits to experiments can be found here. 13. Tell Me More -Electricity Basics http://www.pge.com/microsite/safety_esw_ngsw/esw/science/basics.html Created by Pacific Gas and Electric, this site covers the basics of electricity and electrical safety. 14. Physics4kidsElectricity and Magnetism http://www.physics4kids.com/files/elec_intro.html Created by Pacific Gas and Electric, this site covers the basics of electricity and electrical safety. 15. Make Lightning Strike http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/lightning-interactive.html A great interactive activity about lighting on the National Geographic site. 16. How Batteries Work http://www.energizer.com/learning-center/Pages/how-batteries-work.aspx Despite its corporate sponsorship, this is a nice interactive site explaining how batteries work. 17. Energy Kids Page http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/electricity.html This is probably a better resource for teachers and older students, but it still contains good information. 18. Electricity PowerPoint Presentations http://science.pppst.com/electricity.html A collection of PowerPoint presentations about electricity. The quality of the presentations varies. 19. The Electricity Book http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/electricity_book1/index.htm A nice interactive site for students to learn about electricity. 20. Basic Electricity for Kids Go on a tour with Louie the Lightning Bug to find out how electricity works. Better for younger students.http://www.southerncompany.com/learningpower/images/h204kids.swf 21. Power Plant Tour http://www.srpnet.com/education/tour/default.aspx Students can go on a virtual tour of a power plant. Nice interactive site. 22. TVA Kids: Electricity http://www.tvakids.com/electricity/index.htm Created and maintained by the Tennessee Valley Authority, it explains what the TVAis and information on different alternative sources of energy. 23. Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelelectric.html This is a great resource for students to look up authentic data regarding how much electricity is used in different areas of the country. 24. Explain that Stuff - Electricity http://www.explainthatstuff.com/electricity.html This site offers brief explanations on static electricity and how electricity works. There is link explaining how to make an electromagnet. 25. Living Safely With Electricity http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/electricalsafety/livingaroundelectricity/living-safely-with-electricity/index.html This a great site for teaching children about using electricity safely. Links include a kids page, a teacher page, and a workbook.

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