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.