Story of Electricity

Mr. Didier

Objective Standards and Benchmarks Students will Materials and Resources Assignments & Assessments Timeline
Students will learn about the history of the discovery of electricity.

Class Standards: Matter, Static Electricity, Basic Circuits, Ohms Law

NM Science Standards

  • I.I.I: 1-4
  • I.I.II: 1,2,3,5
  • I.I.III: 2-5
  • II.I.I: 1,2,5,6,7,8
  • II.I.II: 1,3,4,5,6
  • II.I.III: 1,2,3,6
  • III.I.I: 1,2,3
  • Watch the BBC documentary on the hisotry of electricity.
  • Take notes on the documentary

Youtube movie: Shock and Awe: the Story of Electricity.


3 weeks


English Common Core Standards (in bold)

  1. Demonstrate independence
  2. Build strong content knowledge
  3. Respond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose and discipline
  4. Comprehend as well as critique
  5. Value evidence
  6. Use technology and digital media
  7. Understand other perspectives and cultures


Math Common Core Standards (in bold)

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  4. Model with mathematics
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically
  6. Attend to precision
  7. Look for and make use of structure
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning