Drill home electricity facts by playing a fun “by the numbers” matching game and learn important energy terms with a DIY crossword puzzle activity. Afterwards, test your classroom's knowledge with an "electricity 101" quiz.<\/p>","materials":"
  • “Get power smart”<\/strong> slideshow<\/li>
  • Slinky<\/li>
  • “Electricity by the numbers”<\/strong> worksheet, printed and cut up (one set per student group)<\/li>
  • Online crossword puzzle generator<\/li>
  • “Crossword clues”<\/strong> template<\/li><\/ul>","instructions":"

    Get power smart<\/h4>
    1. Pull up the “Get power smart”<\/strong> slideshow to explore how electricity is generated in B.C.<\/li>
    2. Pause at slide 7 to demonstrate potential and kinetic energy by holding a slinky at the edge of a desk (potential energy) and releasing it over the edge (kinetic energy).<\/li>
    3. Continue the slideshow, explaining how potential and kinetic energy relate to electricity here in B.C.<\/li><\/ol>

      Electricity by the numbers match game<\/h4>
      1. Divide the class into small groups, giving each group one set of the trivia questions and numbered answers.<\/li>
      2. Each group takes a few minutes to match up the questions and answers. Go over the correct answers together as a class and see how they did. Were there any surprises? Explore any terms or answers that were new or unclear.<\/li><\/ol>

        Custom crossword<\/h4>
        1. Use an online crossword puzzle generator to make a crossword or have students create their own crossword puzzles using questions from the “Crossword clues”<\/strong> template.<\/li><\/ol>

          Take the quiz<\/h4>
          1. Launch the quiz activity at the top of this page to test your students on what they learned.<\/li><\/ol>","assesment":"
            • Assess students’ ability to share ideas, listen to each other and solve puzzles<\/li>
            • Assess students’ participation and cooperation in group work<\/li>
            • Assess students’ understanding of how electricity is generated in B.C.<\/li><\/ul>","modifications":null,"teaching_notes":null,"curriculum_connections":"

              This activity engage students in understanding how electricity is generated in B.C., learning definitions and simple terms relating to energy and electricity and some fun trivia facts.<\/p>

              Relevant core competencies:<\/h4>

              Communications<\/strong><\/h5>
              • Connect and engage with others (to share and develop ideas)<\/li><\/ul>
                Thinking<\/strong><\/h5>
                • Creative thinking: novelty and value<\/li>
                • Critical thinking: Analyze and critique<\/li><\/ul>
                  Social Responsibility<\/strong><\/h5>
                  • Contributing to community and caring for the environment<\/li><\/ul>

                    The activities also connect to a variety of grade-specific curricular competencies and content in a variety of subjects including
                    Socials, Science, and English Language Arts<\/strong>.<\/p>","campaign":0,"is_home":0,"starts_at":null,"ends_at":null,"is_new":0,"published_at":"2019-01-04 15:59:58","flagged_at":null,"created_at":"2018-08-28 16:09:43","updated_at":"2021-04-21 23:08:31","deleted_at":null,"has_completed_sessions":true,"grades":[{"id":5,"name":"Grade 4","short_name":"4","rank":4,"created_at":"2017-06-28 00:00:00","updated_at":null,"pivot":{"activity_id":121,"grade_id":5}},{"id":6,"name":"Grade 5","short_name":"5","rank":5,"created_at":"2017-06-28 00:00:00","updated_at":null,"pivot":{"activity_id":121,"grade_id":6}},{"id":7,"name":"Grade 6","short_name":"6","rank":6,"created_at":"2017-06-28 00:00:00","updated_at":null,"pivot":{"activity_id":121,"grade_id":7}},{"id":8,"name":"Grade 7","short_name":"7","rank":7,"created_at":"2017-06-28 00:00:00","updated_at":null,"pivot":{"activity_id":121,"grade_id":8}}],"lessons":[],"topic":{"id":2,"name":"Conservation","slug":"conservation","short_description":"Knowledge and smart use of our resources. ","description":"Introduce your students to an understanding of how their world is powered, and inspire them to protect it.","deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2017-05-04 21:24:03","updated_at":"2021-03-29 23:18:48","nav_description":"Knowledge and smart use of our resources."},"type":{"id":3,"video_url":null,"source":null,"starts_at":"2018-10-04 08:00:00","ends_at":"2018-10-04 13:00:00","has_completed_sessions":true},"user":{"id":5,"firstname":"Rafael","lastname":"De Mesa","email":"rafael.demesa@bchydro.com","verified_teacher":0,"teacher_outside_bc":0,"upaknee_profile_id":"9083779","newsletter_status":"subscribed","school_id":1,"new_school":null,"home_toc_other_district":null,"other_specify":"BC Hydro Admin","user_since":null,"last_login_at":"2021-03-25 21:50:38","deleted_at":null,"created_at":"2017-08-29 15:10:17","updated_at":"2021-03-25 21:50:38"},"parent_activity":[],"campaign_activity":[]}" :data_activity_duration="{'duration':'20 mins'}" :data_activity_grades="{'grades':'Grades 4-7'}" next_date="">