Features printable worksheets that work on understanding the nature of electricity.

The awesome nature of electricity is overwhelming. A single blast of lighting could easily provide enough power to power one hundred light bulbs for over a day. Electricity is a type of energy it usually resides in two forms. Static electricity is formed when electricity gathers in one location. Moving electricity is referred to as current electricity. The innovation of battery technologies has really taken the forefront of the new designs and use of electricity as we move for a greener tomorrow. This section touches on electromagnetism which is usually a larger part of a physics curriculum. As technology continues to explode and we continue to invent new methods for using electricity our need for electricity grows. If we compare the amount of electricity consumed in the United States in 1950 compared to today, the nation consumes sixteen times more electricity today. This demand will only continue to grow as our population increases.

These worksheets will explore all the different ways that use energy to power things or how we store it in the form of batteries. We examine the anatomy of batteries and light bulbs. We explore how simple circuits operate and how switches can help you harness their design. We eventually expand on to calculating the awesome power of these things. We help students learn how to calculate the current, voltage, and resistance a system exerts. We finish off by exploring more complex uses of this energy in the form of electric motors, transformers, and generators. These are the types of worksheets that you would most likely find in Physical Science classes. We focus on the movement of electric current and the use of batteries and cells.

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Carbon-Zinc Batteries

Dry cell batteries are the source of electrical power used in many small devices like flashlights, toys, and radios.

Parts of a Light Bulb

Provide the labels for the parts of the incandescent light bulb.

Switches and Circuits

Circuits can become quite complicated and a variety of symbols are used to indicate parts of the circuit.

Simple Electrical Circuits

There are two basic kinds of electrical circuits, parallel and series. A circuit can be considered open or closed depending on whether current can pass through the circuit.

Understanding Levers

For each lever indicate whether it is a first, second or third class lever and label the following parts: force, fulcrum, and load.

Calculating Current

Ohm's law describes the relationship between current, voltage, and resistance.

Calculating Voltage

The equation for Ohm's law can be rearranged as shown in the box to calculate voltage.

Calculating Resistance

The equation for Ohm's law can be rearranged as shown in the box to calculate resistance.

Ohm's Law

Use all aspects of the equation with this worksheet.

Calculating Power

Power describes how voltage and current combine to produce an amount of work done per unit of time and is calculated via the formula in the box.

Calculating Energy Costs

The abbreviation for kilowatt hour is kWh and is what the power company charges customers for.

Parallel and Series Circuits

. In the space below, draw a diagram of a parallel circuit which has a battery, 1 switch, and 3 light bulbs.

Electric Motors

Diagram an electric motor by using the list of parts beneath the diagram. In the list, describe the function or purpose of each part.

Electric Generators

Provide labels on the diagrams of a direct current and an alternating current generator below using the list of parts beneath the diagrams.

Electric Transformers

Transformers transfer electrical energy between circuits.

Electricity Crossword

Fill in the gaps of this puzzle using your extra words.