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Science - Gr.5 Online Interactives
Electricity & Magnetism
Mechanisms Using Electricity
Electricity and Magnetism
Design Squad Fidgit Factory
The Fidgits need help getting ready for their dance party. Set up your factory; you'll need circuits, wires and a power source. Can you get it all working?
Watch this slideshow that explains how to draw simple circuits and the symbols used to represent them. Take the test at the end.
The Rocket Shop
Have fun as you learn about the science of aerodynamics with these rockets. There are four different rockets to experiment with.
Balloons and Static Electricity
"Why does a balloon stick to your sweater? Rub a balloon on a sweater, then let go of the balloon and it flies over and sticks to the sweater. View the charges in the sweater, balloons, and the wall." [site]
The BlobZ Guide to Electric Circuits
Try out this great site to learn about circuits and test yourself. Up to 5 students can use this site at the same time - it has lots of activities and animations.
Energy and the Environment - What is Energy?
Learn what energy is, the different kinds of energy, how it is stored, transferred and used in this interactive.
Electric Circuits is an interactive e-learning website. It is designed to teach elementary students the basic concepts of electrical energy and electric circuits. Six different activities are included.
Electricity all around us
Here are some fun activities to go along with the grade five science unit about electricity. For example, use the interactive scene to learn about the electricity that surrounds us everyday.
Electricity All Around Us: Visualizing Electromagnetic Fields
Explore the features of an electromagnetic field. Learn about polarity and strength.
Electrical Safety World
Electrical Safety World explores the dangers of electicity with four different games that focus on safe behaviour around electrical devices.
Plug 'n' Socket
Match up the pictures to make the connection. There are two decks to play through.
Flow of Energy
How do some of your household items get the energy they need to work? Learn how energy gets to your TV and shower.
Electricity and Circuits
This is a great activity for learning about electricity and circuits. Create your player and do all six experiments before completing the quiz.
BBC Bitesize: Circuits and Conductors
This interactive has you experiment with different materials to see which ones are conductors of electricity
Energy and the Environment - How Do We Make Electricity?
Learn about the ways in which we can generate electrical energy. Test things along the way. You get to build a wind turbine in this interactive.
Who Can Resist?
Build a circuit and test different materials to see if they conduct electricity.
Make the Safe Choice
Can you safely handle the electrical hazards in your home? Check out these six tricky situations.
Find the Hidden Dangers
Find the electrical hazards lurking in these three neighborhoods. Earn bonus points for knowing how to correct the dangers.
"Dr. Volt is about to pull the plug on Silicon City and plunge it into darkness. Investigate the science of electricity in a secret mission to save the city... " [site introduction]
What do you know about electricity?
Help Sparky the Alien take this quiz about electricity.
Science in Motion: Parallel Circuits
View the two videos on parallel circuits (don't forget to click "next") and then do the quiz show to test your understanding.
BBC: Using Electricity
Learn more about electricity through this activity that allows the user to swap out different parts of an electrical circuit.
BBC: Changing Circuits
Create a circuit to light two light bulbs.
BBC: Pod's Mission - Circuit Builder
Pull wires, bulbs or cells into your circuit and then test it.
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