Short Course Design 2Short Course Design Document
Students come to school with basic conceptual models of how electricity works. Many of these models are flawed with misconceptions. Misconceptions in science can remain with astudent into adulthood if not addressed and corrected. As a result, clear learning objectives aboutsimple circuits were developed at the onset of the design of the online course.The learning objectives developed for the online course took into consideration the currentstate science standards.Standard 1: Physical ScienceStudents will understand energy comes in many forms such as light, heat, sound, magnetic,chemical, and electric.1b. Show that electricity in circuits requires a complete loop through which currentcan pass.1c. Describe the energy transformation that takes place in electrical circuits wherelight, heat, sound, and magnetic effects are produced.The desired learning outcomes for students include the following:1.
Students will understand a circuit is a pathway through which electric current flows.2.
Students will understand energy transfers between electric sources and receivers.3.
Students will identify the essential components of an electric circuit and understandthe functions.4.
Students will identify materials that are conductors and insulators.