Students will learn the difference between series and parallel circuits with this fun craftivity! They will read about circuits, use the science vocabulary, summarize their findings and then make a model of each circuit. In addition, they will categorize and compare the series circuit and the parallel circuit using thinking maps. This is a great hands-on way way for the students to interact with complex science concepts and it will look Amazing as a science bulletin board!
Light Circuits: Depending on the grade level of the students, you can have them build a very simple circuit or a very complex circuit with both series and parallel circuits combined. For my students I have them use file folders in order to design and build a series on one side, then a parallel on the other with certain parameters for the switches. The students have an amazing time and there is always 100% participation and together we saved those lights from a trip to the landfill!
Electrical Circuits Anchor Chart - Use these mini anchor charts to help teach Science TEK 4.6C. This visual will help your students remember the difference between an open circuit, close circuit, series circuit, and parallel circuit.