Below is the storyboard for the simple circuits kaavad

Boy who is afraid of the dark

1) Introduce the charecter and the house (this can all be in the front page) (Show his house and the lights)

2) Now, all the lights in his house stopped working, but he needs to get to his room. Let’s help him! – introduce the components and the weapons in the game

 

  • So, what can we use to help?
  • For now, we can use the below items. ( show only button and light )
  • Why don’t you put the light here and the button here. Press the button when you are done. Be sure to match the label
  • Congratulations! You did it. Now let’s help Boy get to his room.

3) It’s time to begin. Let’s start off by turning on the porch light.

  • Inside – label lights and switches.
  • Inside – electricity flows once it has a closed path. it flows this way
  • Trick poster – a potato plant – you can light an led with a potato!!!

4) Great! Now that we’re in, how about we turn on two lights in the hallway.

  • Inside – label lights and switches. This is a series circuit! Try removing one of the lights are try pressing the button. What happens ?
  • Trick poster – The first light bulb in new york in 1882.
  • Inside, in the end – You know you can turn on the fan the same way?

5) 2 rooms done, 2 more to go! Looks like there are 2 lights in this room as well. Check the labels carefully while connecting!

  • Inside – label lights and switches. This is a parallel circuit! Try removing one of the lights and press the button. What happens?
  • Inside – Notice how there are two paths in this circuit for the current to flow from the battery.
  • Inside – Benjamin Franklin

6)And we’re almost there! It’s pretty stuffy in here, let’s turn on the fan and light in this room. Can you search for this piece (motor) for the fan? Make sure to match the labels on the piece to the one on the fan!

  • Inside – label light and switch
  • Inside – explain the motor
  • Trick poster – Around half the electricity in THE WORLD is used to turn motors like this!

7a)Great job! Let’s build a torch to use in the dark

  • Inside – show how the circuit can be built

7b)Congratulations and thank you! Let’s build a small fan for when it is really hot!

  • Inside – show how the circuit can be built

Fun facts to show throughout the book

  • You can light an led with a potato!
  • The typical lightning bolt packs 100 million volts.
  • Benjamin Franklin electricity thing
  • First light bulb in new york in 1882!
  • Electric motors account for 45% of global electricity use and 69% of all electricity used by industry.
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