CE-MIST Student Programs at the RPSEC

Circuit City

Student Programs Lesson Information, Standards Correlations, and Post Visit Activities

Circuit City: Using batteries, bulbs, wires, motors, and propellers, students will construct electrical circuits. They will transform chemical energy to electrical energy, as well as transform electrical energy to light, heat, sound, and motion.

Traveling Science Kits that support or extend this lesson
Related Children's Literature List
Post Visit Activities

This lesson supports the following standards:


6-5.2 Explain how energy can be transformed from one form to another (including the two types of mechanical energy, potential and kinetic, as well as chemical and electrical energy) in accordance with the law of conservation of energy.
6-5.4 Illustrate energy transformations (including the production of light, sound, heat, and mechanical motion) in electrical circuits.

Language Arts

6-2.4 Create responses to informational texts through a variety of methods (for example, drawings, written works, oral and auditory presentations, discussions, and media productions).
6-2.6 Interpret information from graphic features (for example, illustrations, graphs,
charts, maps, diagrams, and graphic organizers).


Please direct inquiries to:
Student Programs
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
USCA, 471 University Parkway, Box 3, Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 641-3313 from Augusta 278-1967 Ext. 3313


Copyright © 2009 by the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina.

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
Center of Excellence in Educational Technology
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

URL: http://rpsec.usca.edu/student/CE-MISTSP/CircuitCity.html (January 2009)