Grade 9 Science Unit Plan

Electricity Unit Plan

Title of the Unit: Static electricity, currents, and ohms.     Grade Level: 9      Length of Unit: (3 weeks)


Goals are broad statements identifying what students are expected to know and be able to do upon completion of the learning in a particular area of study by the end of Grade 12. The four goals of K-12 science education are to:

  • Understand the Nature of Science and STSE Interrelationships – Students will develop an understanding of the nature of science and technology, their interrelationships, and their social and environmental contexts, including interrelationships between the natural and constructed world.
  • Construct Scientific Knowledge – Students will construct an understanding of concepts, principles, laws, and theories in life science, in physical science, in earth and space science, and in Indigenous Knowledge of nature; and then apply these understandings to interpret, integrate, and extend their knowledge.
  • Develop Scientific and Technological Skills – Students will develop the skills required for scientific and technological inquiry, problem solving, and communicating; for working collaboratively; and for making informed decisions.
  • Develop Attitudes that Support Scientific Habits of Mind – Students will develop attitudes that support the responsible acquisition and application of scientific, technological, and Indigenous knowledge to the mutual benefit of self, society, and the environment.


Please refer to curriculum documents.

Outcome: CE9.1 Demonstrate and analyze characteristics of static electric charge and current electricity, including historical and cultural understanding.

Outcome: CE9.2 Analyze the relationships that exist among voltage, current, and resistance in series and parallel circuits.

Outcome: CE9.3 Assess operating principles, costs, and efficiencies of devices that produce or use electrical energy.

Outcome: CE9.4 Critique impacts of past, current, and possible future methods of small and large scale electrical energy production and distribution in Saskatchewan.

Topics/Lesson Focus O&I Resources Teaching Strategy Assessment Differentiation
Static Electric Charges

1st Lesson

2nd Lesson



  • Interactive Media
  • PPT
  • Kinistetic


Friction, Contact and Induction

(moved this lesson)

Outcome CE 9.1
 B, I, K, L
Static Electricity Lab Outcome CE 9.1
  • Lab-Based
  • Static Electricity Stations Worksheet
    B, C, F


Topics O&I Resources Teaching Strategy Assessment Differentiation
Static Electricity Applications



Outcome CE 9.1
Electricity and Current    Outcome:


A, B, C
Solving Circuit Diagrams Outcome CE 9.2
  • VariousVideoscontained on the PPT (elapsed total time 15 mins)
A, B, C, D, E


Topics O&I Resources Teaching Strategy Assessment Differentiation
Resistance Outcome CE 9.2
E, F
Electric Circuits Lab Outcome CE 9.2
  • Circuit Boards Lab
Renewable and nonrenewable energy Outcome CE 9.3


Not sure what indicators to put down

  • PPT
  • Let the kids be the expert (create a graphic organizer, put them in groups and have them create an energy type.
  • Hands on component
Power, Electrical Energy and Efficentiency Outcome CE 9.3
Electricity Consumption Outcome CE 9.4
  • Saskpower for calculating energy consumption
  • Use an interactive online
  • Study Notes (here’s what you need to know)


Exam Nov 15th   Cumulative



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