Igniting the ‘Spark’ of Knowledge

Third-grade students at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School recently participated in a unit on electricity, during which they worked cooperatively in a number of different stations. At each center, students were provided with a specific task, including building a simple circuit, a series circuit, a parallel circuit and a switch. Through their work, the students also determined whether certain items such as a plastic fork, penny and eraser were conductors or insulators.