Electricity Basics

electricity basics for middle school

When we talk about electricity, we typically talk about three things: watts, volts and amps. These are universal units. Each one measures something different. Electricity basics for middle school is a two-day lesson which  introduces students to circuits, watts, volts, amps, and loads. Watts are a basic measure of power. Volts are the standard unit […]

STEM Roller Coaster Challenge

Build a roller coaster out of straws and a cardboard box in this engineering design challenge your middle school students (and even older) will love. Start with this teaser Follow video by asking how students have been on/like roller coasters. Allow them to share experiences of riding a roller coaster. This link has pictures of some […]