6 Electricity Videos for Kids

These electrical energy videos reinforce basic concepts and support this hands-on science unit. First, kids learn that electricity travels in a circuit. Then they explore, batteries, light bulbs, conductors and insulators. In addition, students learn about simple, series, and parallel circuits. More Science Videos

Review of Electricity Videos for Kids

Vocabulary
  • circuit – a complete path around which electricity can flow
  • conductor – material that allows electricity to flow
  • insulator – material that does not allow electricity to flow
  • resistor – material that restricts the flow of electricity
  • series circuit – circuit with one path
  • parallel circuit – circuit with more than one path
Concepts
  • Current electricity is the steady flow of electrons.
  • Current electricity can only flow through a continual closed circuit.
  • Circuits have four parts: energy source, conductors (wires), electrical load, and switch.
  • Conductors allow electricity to flow well.
  • Metal is a good conductor of electricity.
  • Insulators do not allow electricity to flow well.
  • Resistors limit the flow of electrons. As a result, light and heat energy may be released.
  • A series circuit has only one path. Therefore, if one bulb goes out, the others will too.
  • A parallel circuit has multiple paths. Therefore, if one bulb goes out, the others will remain lit.

Electrical Energy Activities

Teachers, are you looking for hands-on electricity activities for your classroom or homeschool? These electricity videos for kids correspond to a set of activities and extensions that encourage kids to use inquiry and make generalizations.

This hands-on electricity encourages fourth grade students to use inquiry and make generalizations. Your students will love experimenting with batteries and bulbs!
Six electrical energy videos teach fourth grade students about current electricity and circuits.
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