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GOALS & OBJECTIVES
HAVING FUN WITH ELECTRIC CIRCUITS
SOOZEE CAPLAN'S 4TH GRADE CLASS
WM. MEREDITH SCHOOL
PHILADELPHIA, PA


    GOALS  AND OBJECTIVES OF MY UNIT:

My students and I had a lot of fun working on our unit on electricity. I wanted to expand their understanding of electricity through investigations with wires, batteries, bulbs, and switches. I was lucky to be a participant in a program provided by The Franklin Institute called "Inquiry in the Museum in the Classroom and on the Web." Through this program I was able to take my class to The Franklin Institute. It was there that I was able to culminate my unit and expand the understanding of my students' concepts. Students were able to learn more about Benjamin Franklin and make connections to what they learned in the classroom.

To do this unit I primarily worked with the STC's Electric Circuit kits. I love working with these kits because they are teacher friendly.

KEY CONCEPTS TO BE LEARNED

PLANNING OUR TRIP TO THE MUSEUM

MUSEUM VISIT

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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