Exploring Electricity? (LS-MK-300)

Using the learning scenario “Exploring Electricity?”, students have the opportunity to use the resources of Europeana to learn many interesting facts about the past related to electricity, its production, wide application and importance.

All about electricity

In this lesson, electricity is introduced by having students identify and talk about what they know about this topic using their experience. The students (aged 15/16) using Europeana resources will learn what electricity is and how we (people) can make electricity. Then the students will learn who Nikola Tesla was and which is his role when we talk about electricity and its applications. Also, they will learn about Thomas Edison, Carl Friedrich Benz and Alexander Graham Bell. The students will also learn about electricity in the service of medicine. They will learn about Luigi Galvani (1737-1798), an Italian physicist who began his re-searches into electrophysiology in the late 1770s, so students can learn about ‘animal electricity’ – later disproved, this idea stated that the electrical current was produced by living tissues in the body.

The history of science

This learning scenario will help for a better understanding of what electricity is, how we can use it, how it was used in the past and many interesting scientific facts. This is an opportunity to learn what electrical current is, what an electric field is by studying the history of science using Europeana resources. Using online resources, the students will also identify the serious danger connected with ecology issues.

The online tool Socrative is widely accepted by the students and results from acquired knowledge after using the resources of Europeana are immediately apparent.

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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Wellcome Collection.

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