Part of Unit: Basic Agricultural Electricity and Wiring
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students will know electrical wiring terminology.
- Instructional Time
- 1 Hour
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ANR.B.B3.1 Understand the relationship between voltage, amperage, resistance, and power in ...
- ANR.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.8.R.VCD.1.3 Use word meanings within the appropriate context and show ability to verify thos...5
- M.5.AF.1.1 Use information taken from a graph or equation to answer questions about a probl...1
- M.6.AF.1.1 Write and solve one step linear equations in one variable.1
- M.7.AF.4.1 Solve two-step linear equations and inequalities in one variable over the ration...34
Objectives and Goals
- Students will know the relationship between voltage amperage, resistance and power.
- Students will know Ohm's Law.
- Students will know how electricity is measured
- Students will know the difference between a conductor and insulator and some common materials that represent each
Activities in this Lesson
- 1.21 Gigawatts Video - Hooks / Set
As students walk into class show the first minute of attached Video Clip from the movie "Back to the Future." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnqtXOi1iaY
- Back to the Future (1.21 Gigawatts) [ Go to Site ] Show the first minute of this video as part of the warm-up (hook) for this lesson
- Light Strip - Hooks / Set
Have a series of lights (vanity light strip) plugged in and illuminated when students arrive in the classroom. Each light should be a different wattage. Ask the students what is different about each light. If the students do not answer that the light bulbs have a different watt rating, tell them the answer. Now ask the students what is a watt, amp and volt? This is what we are going to talk about today!
- Electricity Outline - Lecture
Handout Electrical Terms Notes to each student (see below). Ask students to take notes on today's presentation. Show the power point presentation titled Electrical Terms (see below).
- Quiz - Assessment
To check for understanding, allow students to use their notes to answer the quiz questions from the power point slide titled "quiz time."
Assessment (see power point slide 9)
- Assessment Types:
- Teacher-Made Test,
I use the Quiz Slide 9 in a few different ways. Sometimes I give an individual quiz to each student and allow them to use their notes. Other times I check for understanding by asking the quiz questions out loud and allow students to raise their hands to answer the questions. Yet another way I use this assessment tool is by breaking the class into groups of 3 or 4 and together they try to determine the correct answer without notes.