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SS1 First Term Basic Electricity Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS1 First Term Basic Electricity Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Basic Electricity


Overview of electricity concepts

Safety precautions in handling electrical components

Classroom discussion on the importance of electricity in our daily lives

Week 2: Understanding Electrical Circuits


Definition and components of an electrical circuit

Practical demonstration of simple circuits

Hands-on activities: building basic circuits with switches and bulbs

Week 3: Electric Current and Voltage


Explanation of electric current and voltage

Relationship between current and voltage

Lab experiment: measuring voltage and current in a circuit

Week 4: Ohm’s Law


Introduction to Ohm’s Law and its formula

Solving problems using Ohm’s Law

Classwork: practical application of Ohm’s Law in circuits

Week 5: Resistance and Resistors


Definition of resistance

Types of resistors

Practical session: measuring resistance using multimeters

Week 6: Series and Parallel Circuits


Understanding series and parallel circuits

Comparing the characteristics of both circuits

Building and analyzing series and parallel circuits in the lab

Week 7: Electrical Power


Definition of electrical power

Calculation of power in electrical circuits

Group project: designing a simple electrical device and calculating its power requirements

Week 8: Magnetism and Electromagnetism


Explanation of magnetism and electromagnetism

Hands-on activity: building electromagnets

Class discussion on the applications of electromagnetism

Week 9: Introduction to AC and DC Electricity


Differentiation between AC and DC electricity

Real-life examples of AC and DC applications

Guest speaker: local electrician sharing experiences with AC and DC installations

Week 10: Capacitors and Inductors


Definition and types of capacitors

Explanation of inductors

Lab experiment: demonstrating the behavior of capacitors and inductors in circuits

Week 11: Revision Week


Review of key concepts from previous weeks

Practice tests and quizzes

Q&A session to clarify doubts

Week 12: Examination Week


Final written and practical exams

Assessment of students’ understanding and application of basic electricity principles

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Summary and recap of the course

Distribution of exam results

Farewell and encouragement for further exploration of electrical concepts.

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