Writing your essay

You are writing an essay on  “Who is your favorite genius, Edison or Tesla?

1st paragraph introduce your choice with major details.Tell us why you like him. What makes him your favorite.

2nd paragraph Talk about what your genius did

3rd paragraph restate why you chose him as your favorite genius.

So Just who was your favorite inventor? Writing Contest $$$$ prizes.

Tell me who was your favorite inventor was of these two guys and why in no less than  5 – 10  sentences?  Tell me about their work and what they  invented  and why you like them best.  If you need a refresher you can watch the brainpop movies here.

Thomas Edison  –  Thomas Edison Biography for kids

Nikola Tesla

Best Writing wins a shirt (limited sizes)

After all my classes right by next Thursday three entries win  1st place 10 dollars, 2nd place 5 dollars and 3rd place 2 dollars. Everyone has to write. So go ahead write to win.



Review and Test of DC circuits

Today we are doing some field testing of our knowledge of a basic circuit.

First Background information A simple circuit is like a circle of electricity. Electrical energy travels through the circuit from a source (battery) along a path (wire) to an appliance (light bulb). Energy will continue to flow as long as the circle is complete. The battery has two poles (+ and -) and the appliance has two contacts.

Watch the Brainpop movie on Simple Circuits

Read and fill out answers to Circuit fill in  sheet together in your group

2/ when you finish. Construct a simple circuit using the Edison Light up KIt.

you will need


  1. Reader reads the directions

  2.  Building Forman person who assembles  pieces needed out of the kit to do a build

  3. Builder Construction Worker person who builds

  4. Verification Officer Verifies that the circuit works using the Ipad

Answer These Questions on Edison .

  1. How did people light their houses before electricity?
  2. What is a filament?
  3. What substance did Edison decide to use in the light bulb??
  4. What is a power station?